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The Road to Black Ned's Forge

A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier
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ISBN-13:
9780813935836
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Turk McCleskey
Serie:
Early American Histories University of Virginia Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became
the first free black landowner west of the Blue Ridge. Tarr established a blacksmith shop on the
Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the Carolinas and helped found a Presbyterian congregation
that exists to this day. Living with him was his white, Scottish wife, and in a twist that will
surprise the modern reader, Tarr's neighbors accepted his interracial marriage. It was
when a second white woman joined the household that some protested. Tarr's already
dramatic story took a perilous turn when the predatory son of his last master, a Charleston
merchant, abruptly entered his life in a fraudulent effort to reenslave him. His fate suddenly
hinged on his neighbors, who were all that stood between Tarr and a return to the life of a
slave.