Working for Freedom

Working for Freedom

The Story of Josiah Henson

Book - 2008
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Univ of Toronto Pr

By the time he was six, Josiah Henson had been sold three times. At nine, he was beaten by his family's owner for trying to learn to read. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, he led escaped slaves to safety.


Josiah Hensons life is an epic tale of one mans battle against evil and ignorance. By the time he was six, Josiah had been sold three times. When he was nine, his familys owner beat him for trying to learn to read. In spite of his physical pain and emotional heartache, he never lost the sense of morality that was his bedrock. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, he led 118 slaves to safety in Canada. Working for Freedom is the story of a man who proved that one person can make a difference in defending and promoting human rights.



Baker & Taylor
Retells the life and accomplishments of Josiah Henson, a former slave in Kentucky who fled to Canada with his family and became an integral conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Napoleon, c2008
ISBN: 9781894917506
1894917502
Characteristics: 78 p.
Additional Contributors: Wysotski, Chrissie,ill

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