The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War / Jared Brock.
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- ISBN: 9781432858483
- ISBN: 1432858483
- Physical Description: 525 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 24 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 
After being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. He rescued 118 enslaved people ; he won a medal at the first World's Fair in London ; Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle ; Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House ; he helped start a freeman settlement, called Dawn, that was known as one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad ; and he was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that Abraham Lincoln jokingly blamed for sparking the Civil War. But before all this, Josiah Henson was brutally enslaved for more than forty years. Author-filmmaker Jared A. Brock retraces Henson's 3,000+ mile journey from slavery to freedom and re-introduces the world to a forgotten figure of the Civil War era, along with his accompanying documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Danny Glover.
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