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Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America

by McDaniel, W. Caleb 1979- (Author)

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"In Sweet Taste of Liberty, W. Caleb McDaniel focuses on the experience of a freed slave who was sold back into slavery, eventually freed again, and who then sued the man who had sold her back into bondage. Henrietta Wood was born into slavery, but in 1848, she was taken to Cincinnati and legally fr... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. The worst slave of them all
  • The crossing
  • Touseytown
  • Down river
  • Ward's return
  • Cincinnati
  • The plan
  • The flight
  • Part II. Forks in the road
  • Raising a muss
  • Wood versus Ward
  • The keeper
  • Natchez
  • Brandon Hall
  • Versailles
  • Revolution
  • The march
  • Part III. The return of Henrietta Wood
  • Arthur
  • Robertson County
  • Dawn and doom
  • Nashville
  • A rather interesting case
  • Story of a slave
  • The verdict.