Freedom By Any Means

Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad

Betty DeRamus     2009     320p     5.5 x 8.5

Freedom by Any Means explains how African Americans resorted to using extraordinary methods to maintain their seemingly impossible personal relationships during the antebellum period. Besides running away together or raising money to buy their freedom, loved ones filed successful lawsuits, became military spies or counterspies, and used rumors of voodoo to create bluffs and tricks in order to survive.



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