By Brad Asher
Cecelia was once a fifteen-year-old slave whilst she followed her mistress, Frances "Fanny" Thruston Ballard, on a vacation journey to Niagara Falls. in the course of their remain, Cecelia crossed the Niagara River and joined the loose black inhabitants of Canada. even though documented relationships among freed or escaped slaves and their former vendors are infrequent, the invention of a cache of letters from the previous slave proprietor to her escaped slave confirms this notable hyperlink among city households over a number of decades.
Cecelia and Fanny: The notable Friendship among an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress is an engaging examine race relatives in mid-nineteenth-century Louisville, Kentucky, concentrating on the stories of those households throughout the seismic social upheaval wrought through the emancipation of 4 million African american citizens. way over the tale of 2 households, Cecelia and Fanny delves into the heritage of Civil War--era Louisville. writer Brad Asher information the cultural roles assigned to the 2 girls and gives a special view of slavery in an city context, in preference to the agricultural plantations extra usually tested through historians.
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Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress by Brad Asher