Cassius Marcellus Clay: Firebrand of Freedom

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University Press of Kentucky, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 153 pages
 

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It is impressive that someone raised as a scion of slave-holding Kentucky would emancipate his own slaves and become an outspoken critic of the peculiar institution, despite the physical -- not to ... Read full review

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Contents

Dawn at White Hall
1
Intimations
5
A Light on the Road
15
Freedom Hunter
25
Firebrand
38
Prelude to Tragedy
56
Ad astra
71
Clay of the White Nights Russia
89
Ulysses at Ithaca
105
Twilight at White Hall
120
The Russian Ballerina
137
A Note on Sources and Acknowledgments
146
Index
155
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