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Sweet taste of liberty: a true story of slavery and restitution in America

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"In Sweet Taste of Liberty, W. Caleb McDaniel focuses on the experience of a freed slave who was sold back into slavery, eventually freed again, and who then sued the man who had sold her back into bondage. Henrietta Wood was born into slavery, but in 1848, she was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed. In 1855, however, a wealthy Kentucky businessman named Zebulon Ward, who colluded with Wood's employer, abducted Wood and sold her back into bondage. In the years that followed before and during the Civil War, she gave birth to a son and was forced to march to Texas. She obtained her freedom a second time after the war and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for $20,000 in damages--now known as reparations. Astonishingly, after ten years of litigation, Henrietta Wood won her case. In 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500 and the decision stuck on appeal. While nowhere close to the amount she had demanded, this may be the largest amount of money ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery. Wood went on to live until 1912"--
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Reparations -- History -- 19th century
Biographies
Freedmen -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Biography
History
Slaves -- Kentucky -- Biography
Trials (Kidnapping) -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
Women slaves -- Kentucky -- Biography
Wood, Henrietta, -- approximately 1818-1912
Wood, Henrietta, -- approximately 1818-1912 -- Trials, litigation, etc
title_displaySweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America
title_fullSweet Taste of Liberty A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America / W. Caleb McDaniel
Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America [electronic resource] / W. Caleb McDaniel
title_shortSweet taste of liberty
title_suba true story of slavery and restitution in America
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Freedmen
History
Nonfiction
Reparations
Slaves
Sociology
Trials (Kidnapping)
Women slaves
Women's Studies
Wood, Henrietta
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