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Author Asher, Brad, 1963-

Title Cecelia and Fanny : the remarkable friendship between an escaped slave and her former mistress / Brad Asher
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 227 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Chapter 1. Eight Minutes from Freedom; Chapter 2. Fanny: Learning to Be a Slave Owner; Chapter 3. Cecelia: Learning about Being a Slave; Chapter 4. Fanny: A Woman's Place; Chapter 5. Cecelia: A Family in Freedom; Chapter 6. Fanny: The CIvil War in Louisville; Chapter 7. Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester; Chapter 8. Fanny: Postwar Trials; Chapter 9. Cecelia: Back in Louisville; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; INdex
Summary Cecelia was a fifteen-year-old slave when she accompanied her mistress, Frances "Fanny" Thruston Ballard, on a holiday trip to Niagara Falls. During their stay, Cecelia crossed the Niagara River and joined the free black population of Canada. Although documented relationships between freed or escaped slaves and their former owners are rare, the discovery of a cache of letters from the former slave owner to her escaped slave confirms this extraordinary link between two urban families over several decades. Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ballard, Fanny Thruston.
Larrison, Cecelia.
African American women -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Friendship -- Case studies.
Fugitive slaves -- Canada -- Biography.
Slaveholders -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Slaves -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Women, White -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Louisville (Ky.) -- Biography.
Louisville (Ky.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
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