Slave And Freeman: The Autobiography of George L. Knox

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Willard B. Gatewood Jr.
University Press of Kentucky, Jan 13, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

Born in Tennessee in 1841, George L. Knox survived slavery and service with both Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War and afterward made his way north to find a chilly reception in Indiana. His autobiography covers the first 44 years of his life and tells how he persevered against threats, harassment, and physical intimidation to become a leading citizen of Indianapolis and an important figure of the Republican Party.

 

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Contents

From Slavery to Freedom Tennessee 18411864
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Citizen of Indiana SmallTown Barber and Politician 18641884
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Foremost Black Citizen of Indiana Indianapolis 18841894
131
NOTES
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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INDEX
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Willard B. Gatewood Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.

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