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Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams

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Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams - Williams, James, Dr., and Rohrbough, Malcolm J (Introduction by)
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African American records of the Gold Rush are rare, as are underground railroad accounts from those fleeing to freedom; yet here is the account of a self-taught escaped slave and underground railroad worker who also succumbed to the lure of the California Gold Rush. James Williams was all of these things and more, a fascinating individual who in this memoir manages to cram more life into fewer pages than almost anyone has before or since - a habit of traveling light that served him well. We learn about Williams's birth and ...

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Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams 2002, Bison, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803298125

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