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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.

Willard B. Gatewood Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.

"A significant contribution to a missing chapter in our American heritage."—Ohio History

"A valuable book."—North Carolina Historical Review

Publication Date

1979

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813152226

eISBN

9780813161501

Keywords

African Americans, Indiana, Indianapolis, Republican Party

Disciplines

African American Studies

Notes

Edited and with an introduction by Willard B. Gatewood Jr.

Slave And Freeman: The Autobiography of George L. Knox
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