“I never did sleep on a bedstead till after freedom....”
“There came this evening an old black man, a young one and his wife and infant....”
“Slavery is the next thing to hell....”
This compelling book by scholar and Peterboro resident Norman K. Dann, Ph.D. is a must-read for anyone who wants to know about slavery in America. It describes the origins of slavery and details the lives of slaves on Southern plantations, with first-person narratives by slaves and their owners
When We Get To Heaven documents the struggles of those who risked their lives to escape slavery, and in doing so, passed through this quiet Central New York stop on the Underground Railroad.