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Simon & Schuster

9781501191053

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Master Slave Husband Wife

Ilyon Woo tells the remarkable true story of Ellen Craft, a Black woman who disguised herself as a white man to emancipate herself and her husband from slavery.

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Review of ‘Master Slave Husband Wife’

Everyone should know the story of Ellen and William Craft, the subjects of Ilyon Woo’s Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey From Slavery to Freedom. In 1848, Ellen, a light-skinned Black woman, disguised herself as a wealthy, young white man in a wheelchair. William, her husband, accompanied Ellen as an enslaved man, tending to…

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