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Cecelia and FannyThe Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress$
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Brad Asher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134147

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001

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Eight Minutes from Freedom

Eight Minutes from Freedom

(p.1) Chapter 1 Eight Minutes from Freedom
Cecelia and Fanny

Brad Asher

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter describes Cecelia's trip to Niagara Falls with Fanny and explains her decision to escape from slavery. It examines the legal, social, familial, and personal circumstances that influenced her thinking. It also discusses Fanny's mindset as Cecelia's owner.

Keywords:   Niagara Falls, slave law, New York, slavery, slaveholders, African Americans, personal agency, underground railroad

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