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The Resource Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey, Walt Bachman

Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey, Walt Bachman

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Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey
Title
Northern slave, black Dakota
Title remainder
the life and times of Joseph Godfrey
Statement of responsibility
Walt Bachman
Title variation
Life and times of Joseph Godfrey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Separated from his mother when their master sold her, Joseph Godfrey grew up in bondage serving Minnesota's fur-trade elite. Escaping his masters' beatings, Godfrey sought refuge among the Dakota Indians who had befriended him as a child slave. Conscripted to join Dakota warriors in the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, Godfrey became the first of hundreds of men tried by a military court when the six-week war ended. Commander Henry Sibley, who created the court, was one of Godfrey's former masters. Sibley approved the death sentences of Godfrey and 302 Dakota soldiers. In this riveting biography, historian and retired trial lawyer Walt Bachman untangles the thorny questions that tangle Godfrey's story: How was he enslaved in free territory? Did his testimony send 38 Dakota men, including his father-in-law, to the gallows? Bachman argues that the 1862 Dakota War trials that ended with the largest mass execution in U.S. history, were both more just, and more unfair, than we've ever guessed."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
HCO
Dewey number
978.004/9752
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.D1
LC item number
G633 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey, Walt Bachman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-375) and index
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 412 pages
Isbn
9780985009908
Lccn
2013900599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn834638705
Label
Northern slave, black Dakota : the life and times of Joseph Godfrey, Walt Bachman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-375) and index
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 412 pages
Isbn
9780985009908
Lccn
2013900599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn834638705

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