Book Discussion on Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves

Cassandra Pybus talked about her book Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for… read more

Cassandra Pybus talked about her book Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty, published by Beacon Press. She described the travels of runaway slaves who joined the British Army in search of freedom during the American Revolution. She traced the paths of several former slaves, including those of George Washington, as they fled to British colonies in Sierra Leone, Botany Bay, Australia, and Africa. After her presentation she answered audience members' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Cassandra Pybus Senior Research Fellow University of Tasmania->School of History and Classics

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Book Discussion on Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 1, 2006
Last Aired:
May 6, 2006

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  • Apr 01, 2006 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 24, 2006 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2006 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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