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Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams

by Williams, James
Publisher: Bison Books
Retail Price: $16.95
Issue: Spring 2003
ISBN: 0803298129

Here are the recollections of a self-taught escaped slave and Underground Railroad worker who was lured to the West with the promise of gold. This first person account details James Williams's travels, experiences, and thoughts concerning his escape from the South, his work on the Railroad, and his experiences in California.

review of Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams, by Williams, James, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2003).