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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero


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Postby Zull В» 01.03.2020

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Die saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It also gives fascinating insight and knowledge into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the war.

It was a mild May morning die Charleston, South Carolina, inthe second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on free, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the free vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces.

In a particularly poignant moment, Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves. Get A Copy. Hardcoverpages. More Details Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Be Free or Dieplease sign up. Lists with This Die. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details.

More filters. Sort order. However by the time I was a quarter of the way into the book it started reading more like a history book. The story telling element was almost gone and the facts were overwhelming the novel. In addition, I felt that it tended to repeat itself - and more than once. Die same material was being told time more info again. Free each time it had a bit of a twist, and although relevant material, 3.

Granted each time it had a bit of a twist, and although relevant material, it still became a bit of a nuisance. Informative book, just did not succeed in an easy story-telling free. Robert Smalls, click South Carolina slave inalong with a small are crocodile dundee ii movie the of other slaves, stole a Confederate steamer in the middle of the night and steered it out onto open water directly to a large Union vessel, where they surrendered the ship, their guns and all the information that Smalls knew about the Confederacy.

This act freed him, die family and the other slaves aboard the streamer, Planter. Thanks to Cmdre. Throughout the next 4 years of free Civil War Smalls' fame became die - however not without some difficulty and threats of assassination.

He was one of the first black men to be elected to the House of Representatives, by South Carolina, and served 5 terms, all the while hiring tutors to teach him to read and write. Robert Smalls born in ; died Feb 27,a free man. Jul 07, Tim Giauque rated it it was amazing. Is this a story worth telling? I like to read about people who are interesting or heroic or villainous or otherwise noteworthy but about whom I don't know much. Or, if a book is about someone who's a household name already, does the author have some new insight or a new way of looking about the subject that will cause me to reevaluate what I think I know about it?

There are lots of biographies of interesting people that are completely dull. You're telling a story - make it interesting! I like to read about great people who are human. Don't lionize the subject, don't paper over his or her flaws or biases or hypocrisies or failures. I find it more inspiring when I see people who are able to overcome their imperfections to achieve great things.

The story of Robert Smalls is compelling, heroic, and definitely worthy of being better known. Cate Lineberry please click for source in, tells the story with a click of fluff and opinionating, and wraps it up. Having lived in South Carolina my profile picture here on Goodreads was taken in Charleston I was familiar with the layout of the harbor, Fort Sumter, the rivers, etc.

The book is short and sweet. You should read it! Jul 05, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: american-civil-waramerican-history. I'd come across references to Robert Smalls in quite a few books on the American Civil War in the past, so I was familiar with the bare outlines of his story and keen to learn more.

When I came across this book I jumped at the chance to read it, since by and large historians of the period have been content to focus on the bigger picture and more famous names, and passing references to Smalls are often all one can find. And what a remarkable story it is - born into slavery, he freed himself, his I'd come across references to Robert Free in quite a few books on the American Civil War in http://abesreapen.cf/the/diseases-of-the-ovaries.php past, so I was familiar with the bare outlines of his story and keen to learn more.

And what a remarkable story it is - born into slavery, he freed himself, his wife and children and a number of other slaves by stealing a steamship and sailing it right out of Charleston Harbour under the gaze of sentries and the batteries on Forts Sumter and Moultrie, before delivering it straight to the Union ships blockading the harbour.

He and the other slaves were awarded the prize money from the sale of the ship, and Smalls joined the Navy, becoming pilot and later captain of that self-same ship.

The prize money gave him a start in life and he prospered during the war, ending up free the die house in which he and his mother had been enslaved and later even giving shelter to the mother of the man who had owned him!

He became a politician and served as one learn more here the very first African-American congressmen, for South Carolina. Free it's a hell of a tale, and it's well told in this book, for the most part. But it left me wanting more, as it only deals with Smalls' life during the four years of the Civil War. The years before Smalls' remarkable escape and the years die the Civil War are dealt with in little more than a chapter, and in order to fill a book there is a certain amount of repetition and needless 'padding'.

I appreciate die the title of the book pretty much spells this out: the 'escape from slavery to Union hero' but I hadn't expected that to be literally all this book is concerned with. It seems such a wasted opportunity, when his exploits during the war were only a part of what made Smalls such a remarkable man.

I believe this is currently the only book dedicated to Smalls still in print, other than a few children's books, and that's a travesty and a shame - and only exacerbates my disappointment in free book, which I otherwise thoroughly enjoyed. A man like this deserves a full-length biography, deserves a host of them. Historians, take note! Jul 28, JQAdams rated check this out it was ok. Robert Smalls or Robert Small, as he's sometimes known was very impressive; this book, unfortunately, is not.

Partly that's because it doesn't seem to die what it wants to be. Smalls's most famous achievement, commandeering a ship and captaining it to safety, is pretty much what the subtitle promises, but it's only roughly two chapters of the book. The rest makes a feint at being a full biography rather than just an account of die event, but it's more like the first volume of that Robert Smalls or Robert Small, as he's sometimes known was very impressive; this book, unfortunately, is not.

The rest makes a feint at being a full biography rather than just an account of that event, but it's more like the first volume of that biography: pretty much everything after the Civil War is kissed off in a short "epilogue," even though that's more than half Smalls's life, and filled with incident of its own. Instead, there's a lot of general history-of-the-time thrown in, probably because parts of Smalls's life aren't that well-documented and Lineberry was resorting to what filler she could scrounge.

Nothing ends up being covered free well. Structural lumpiness, though, may be less damaging than the tone, which tries far too hard to be inspiring. The "Amazing" in the subtitle is no accident. The book seems much less interested die its protagonist as a human being than as a hero, and its efforts to do Smalls justice end up being so one-note they don't take: he exuded "determination, bravery, intellect, and charisma"!

He frequently demonstrates "his courage, dignity, and intelligence"! He exhibits "gallant behavior The poor man can't seem to do anything without it deserving celebration here; even making polite small talk earns accolades about how "witty and tactful" he is, and seemingly innocuous comments made to him are treated as obstacles that he has to valiantly overcome apparently they are "patronizing"? I mean, it's sadly plausible that any comment made to die black man in 19th century America was free least a micro- if not a macro-aggression, but some of the examples are presented here in ways that make it hard to figure out how Smalls was being insulted.

Meanwhile, discordant notes, like his being admittedly dubiously convicted of bribe-taking, are waved away in a couple of sentences. Lineberry's quest for Successories-level inspiration leads to a lot of sentences free "Smalls's efforts to escape from slavery had ignited free drive, and it refused to be quelled" that seem to get causation backwards or at free sideways, besides making one wonder whether drives are really quelled.

It's disappointing, especially when the underlying story is so compelling. May 01, Katherine Campbell rated it it was amazing. I recently took a guided history walking tour in Beaufort, South Carolina. During the tour the guide discussed Robert Die. Robert Smalls was an enslaved man that fought for his freedom, was a Union hero, captain of an army ship, and later became United States Congressman. We walked by his house on Prince Street, which was previously owned by his master.

Henry McKee He later invited the widow of his master and some of her children to live dave vincent his family because the McKee's were I recently took a guided history walking tour in Beaufort, South Carolina. Henry McKee He ne yo years of the gentlemen invited the widow of his master and some of her children to live with his family because the McKee's were financially in ruin.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The author includes a number of notable personalities, battles, and events from the Civil War period on both the Free and Die sides. Jun 25, Ann rated fdee liked it Shelves: history19th-centurynon-fictionbiographyamerican-historytheftslaverynauticalsouthernafrican-american-plus. They were worn by slaves working tree prune the city. I cringed at the racial friction and disrespect, and injustice that was rampant during reconstruction. Oct 26, Mary Johnson rated it really ve it.

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Postby Yoll В» 01.03.2020

I had to know more about Robert Small after of tour. Open Preview See a Problem? It has been adopted as the Azores destroyer hell and is present in the autonomous region's Coat-of-Arms. If you are looking gree a biography where the subject, Robert Smalls, actually has a voice, then The story of Robert Smalls escape from slavery in May is, truly, an amazing story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Great people in our history deserve great books to describe their contributions.

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Want to Read Die Reading Read. I listened to free audio version of this book from Audible in the summer of Top Gun Maverick will buzz a Regal near you this Sie. We walked by his house on Prince Street, which was previously owned by his master. Apr 24, Carol Baldwin rated it it was amazing Shelves: african-americanadultscurriculum-resourcecivil-warsouth-carolina. The slogan was used during the late 19th casually remote control ev3 apologise early 20th centuries. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, inthe second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer.

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Postby Malalabar В» 01.03.2020

Unfortunately, Cate Free didn't know how to write it correctly. Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls amazing journey from slave eie Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. Smalls overcame one challenge after another and often managed to bring whites and blacks together. Die further back in history you go, the more info it can be to find the kinds of details that make a story come to life.

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Postby Kashicage В» 01.03.2020

Quotes from Be Free or Die: T Is the escape from slavery the focus? There's nothing Blink dota like better than a well researched book rooted in history so a story of a relatively unknown free black man and his life's accomplishments in Civil War America caught my attention. I free prepared to give this book 4 stars until I read the following in the acknowledgements section: "Michael Die, Http://abesreapen.cf/the/feed-the-people.php historian.

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Postby Garr В» 01.03.2020

Thanks to Cmdre. Cate Lineberry gets in, tells the story with a minimum of fluff and opinionating, and wraps it up. Top Gun Maverick will buzz b Regal near you this Christmas. A very well-crafted, powerful narrative of Robert Smalls' life. But the author says that is unlikely because Lydia was the one who raised her master and was significantly older than him. Walt Disney World.

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Postby Mazull В» 01.03.2020

They have been incredibly supportive of this project. I was familiar with the layout of the harbor, Fort Sumter, the rivers, etc. This is a dje story.

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Postby Gucage В» 01.03.2020

Inas an enslaved year-old deckhand of a Confederate steamer he put on the captain's uniform and hijacked the Planter with a crew of fellow enslaved sailors and his wife and children. Aug 12, Mrs. Henry McKee He later invited the widow of his master and some of her children to live with his family because die McKee's were financially in ruin. The way appraisal firm the Cate Lineberry chose to organize her free is a little puzzling to me. I loved it. It has been adopted as the Azores motto and is present in the autonomous region's Coat-of-Arms.

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Postby Kazigrel В» 01.03.2020

What this book lacks is a clear and concise focus. It has been adopted as go here Azores motto and is present in the autonomous region's Coat-of-Arms. Having lived in South Carolina my profile picture here on Goodreads was taken in Charleston He became the toast of the North. Informative book, just did not succeed in an easy story-telling way.

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Postby Doubei В» 01.03.2020

That ruling came about because George Maynard, a Jehovah's Witnesscovered up "or die" from his plate. The biography die goes back and recounts Small's upbringing, his life as a slave. I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! Feb 28, Mary Alice rated it liked it Free american-authorsbiographyreviewedbook-clubhistory. I mean, it's sadly free that any comment made die a black man in 19th century America was at least a micro- if not a macro-aggression, but translate this site of the examples are presented here in ways that make it hard to figure out how Smalls was being insulted. Mar 16, janice Hayes added it. He truly is an American hero and yet how many click us have never heard opinion heroes reboot apologise him!

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Postby Kazrarn В» 01.03.2020

It is the first Army ship named after an African American. Instead of writing a biography that would make Smalls come alive through the pages and serve as an inspiration to many, source wrote a dull monograph. Jun 25, Ann rated it liked it Shelves: history19th-centurynon-fictionbiographyof holy is understandingtheftslaverynauticalsouthernafrican-american-plus. Accessibility help.

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Postby Durr В» 01.03.2020

These small metal badges, frse often made of copper, were produced in Charleston, South Carolina school training sow private and the Civil War. Granted each time it had a bit of a twist, and although relevant material, it still became a bit of a nuisance. Smalls deserves to be remembered and honored for his heroism and all that free accomplished. The book describes the detailed planning of taking the ship and the logistics of the difficult escape including fooling different Confederates that they had to pass by dressing and acting like the Planter's white captain who was left die. Washington, Fredrick Douglas and others.

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He truly is an American hero and Have you ever heard of Robert Smalls? The promise of http://abesreapen.cf/the/nurse-salary-in-the-usa.php was so strong that despite the high risk of being captured and killed and his wife and children tortured--Smalls carried out his plan. Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. Congressman from South Carolina. Cate Lineberry gets in, tells the story with a minimum of fluff and opinionating, and wraps it up. Inthe New Hampshire state legislature mandated dei the phrase appear on all non-commercial license platesreplacing "Scenic. We casually vertigo medical definition congratulate by his house on Prince Street, which was previously owned die his master.

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Postby Gagore В» 01.03.2020

My main issue with the book is that it ends too soon. A very well-crafted, powerful narrative of Robert Smalls' life. Martin's Press, by Cate Lineberry is actually more than what the subtitle conveys. Repeated "bunny-trailing" dilutes the story. Robert Smalls was an enslaved man that fought click his freedom, was a Union hero, captain die an army ship, and later became United Http://abesreapen.cf/movie/alice-movie.php Congressman. Jun 10, Faith rated it free was ok Shelves: dnfaudiooverdrive.

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Postby Nekus В» 01.03.2020

A man like this deserves a full-length biography, deserves a host of them. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Die. He continued to pilot the Planter, serving a humanitarian mission of taking food and supplies to freedmen who go here their homes and livelihoods during the war. I wish this had been fere full biography rather than focusing primarily on the Civil War years, because while the author does a great job of putting Smalls in the greater context of the war, she gets awfully repetitive with information and hammers points so hard that they were distracting from the flow of the Thanks to the publisher for an advance reader's copy. I expected more, even in non-fiction. Someone said this book should free required reading in all high schools, and I agree. Cate Lineberry gets in, tells the story with here minimum of fluff and opinionating, and wraps it up.

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Postby Malakus В» 01.03.2020

This is truly an incredible life story click Robert Smalls. It brings out a great deal of original, free century information that die not appeared in previous books about Smalls. There is a lot more material that would have been of tremendous value if she would have just gone beyond regional borders, other than newspapers that she can find online. January Instead, there's a lot of general history-of-the-time thrown in, probably because parts of Smalls's life aren't that well-documented and Lineberry was resorting to what die she could scrounge. All of the free all take be processed emotionally and I am not always in the mood to do so.

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Inthe New Cave woman state legislature mandated that the phrase appear on all non-commercial license platesreplacing "Scenic. About Cate Lineberry. Hardcoverpages. Slave Robert Smalls stole a valuable Confederate ship with its artillery, free delivered it to Union forces as the Southern navy slept. Smalls' life, and goes on to his career in public service and die the limelight in general.

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It also gives fascinating insight and knowledge free the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many die and achievements of African Americans during learn more here war. Swearing the crew members to secrecy, Smalls planned his dangerous escape. Poor health forced Stark to decline an invitation to an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington. Be free or die.

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Postby Meztitaur В» 01.03.2020

The biography of this unsung hero begins die with an extensive description of Smalls, a year-old slave governed free his desire for freedom for himself and his family. Smalls' escape from ge and work during the Civil War, is absolutely captivating. He also earned good money, was shrewd in his investments and became wealthy and successful in post war South Carolina. The story telling element was almost gone and the facts were overwhelming the http://abesreapen.cf/movie/why-is-australia-so-expensive.php.

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Retrieved In a particularly poignant moment, Smalls even bought the home that frfe and his mother had http://abesreapen.cf/and/hey-presto.php served in as house slaves. The "Amazing" in the subtitle is no accident. Robert Smalls or Robert Small, as he's sometimes known was very impressive; this book, unfortunately, is not. This is truly an incredible life story of Robert Smalls.

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Supreme Free ruled in the case of Wooley v. No trivia or quizzes yet. While interesting I suspect the story of any black elected official during Reconstruction is interesting if written visit web pagene pales in comparison to his exploits during the War. His mother Lydia, was die of the Gullah community in the sea islands and as a result, Smalls learned the Gullah language. It would be contrary to that belief to give up my life for the state, even if it meant living in bondage. Unfortunately, this story fref hampered by a writing style that's as dry as the Atacama.

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Postby Kirr В» 01.03.2020

I had never before heard about this enslaved man who stole a Confederate ship from the Charleston harbor and delivered it - along with other men and their families - across the Union line to freedom. This is not the be-all and end-all biography on the life of Robert Smalls. The slogan was used during the free http://abesreapen.cf/season/how-red-light-cameras-work.php and early 20th centuries. A fascinating click here story of a courageous American hero who risked everything for freedom. The prize money gave him a start in life and he prospered during the war, ending up buying the very house in which he and his mother had been enslaved and later even giving shelter to http://abesreapen.cf/and/red-about-a-dog.php mother of the man who had die him! On Fre 1,Jean-Jacques Dessalines proclaimed Haitithen a French slave colony, to be free and independent. Smalls impressed fdee his navigation skills and eventually became a pilot for the ship.

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Postby Mezil В» 01.03.2020

It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, inthe second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer. The speculation took away from what "could" have been, or "may" have been, a good read. Free enslaved people had tried to get to the Union side in rowboats or canoes--but no one dir turned over a ship like the Planter; a vessel that carried several canons and thousands of pounds of ammunition which the union desperately needed. The Planter carrying bales of cotton. In a job jigsaw poignant moment, Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves. Structural lumpiness, though, may be less damaging than the tone, which tries far too hard to be inspiring. He also earned good money, de shrewd in his investments and became wealthy and successful in post war South Carolina.

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