THE DRINKING GOURD
York : Knopf, 1988.
Leg Joe is a white man who hires himself out to plantation owners as a
handyman. Peg Leg is really helping the slaves as he teachers them a seemingly
innocent song. Follow the Drinking Gourd actually tells the slaves all
the landmarks they need to follow to find their way North to freedom.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction
Slavery -- Fiction
Underground railroad -- Fiction
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