Free Boy is the story of
a thirteen-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to
Canada on the West's underground railroad. Charles Mitchell
was the property of James Tilton, Surveyor General of Washington
Territory, and this book is a twined biography of the two.
Co-authored by Lorraine McConaghy, the
book is published
University of Washington Press.
"The authors' admirable primary-source
detective work results in a context-rich story," Publishers Weekly
"I enjoyed this book immensely,"
“An intriguing piece of