Отправлено 5 окт. 2013 г., 11:59 пользователем Sven Karsten
обновлено 5 окт. 2013 г., 11:59
N 1850, married slaves Ellen and William Craft fled their owners in Georgia. After a period of hiding in Boston, the Crafts ultimately relocated in Great Britain, where they became celebrities on the speaking circuit. Why were these two fugitive slaves so appealing to the British public, who already read widely of slavery and slave escapes? In fact, the story of their escape was so daring and so destabilizing for conceptions of race and gender that crowds gathered just to see the Crafts in person. For they had escaped because Ellen Craft successfully passed as a white gentleman, and William posed as her black servant.
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