The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

How One Town Stood up to Slavery

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Documents the efforts of an Ohio community to secure the freedom of escaped slave John Price, examining various aspects of Price's escape from Kentucky, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and the heroic showdown.
Publisher: New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013
ISBN: 0802721672 (reinforced edition)
9780802721679 (reinforced edition)
0802721664 (hardback)
9780802721662 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: J973.7115 FRA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm


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Retells the story of how the residents of Oberlin, Ohio worked together to help runaway slave, John Price, escape to freedom. Ages 9-12

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When an escaped slave is captured by slave-hunters and is about to be returned to slavery, the townspeople of Oberlin refuse to let him be taken, even though they wind up in jail. Illus. with color pictures.


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