The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. -He rescued 118 enslaved people -He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London -Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle -Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House -He helped sta A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the i...

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Title:The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War
Author:Jared A. Brock
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Genres:History
ISBN:1541773926
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War Reviews

  • Gillian
    May 29, 2018
    Fascinating story of a man who history has forgotten. Not the best writing but still an interesting books. 3 stars is for the poor writing. ...
  • Lailani
    Apr 03, 2018
    I received this book thru a Goodreads giveaway . . . I really enjoyed the story of Josiah Henson. As most stories regarding slavery, the appalling, violent actions of one against another is heart breaking, but Josiah's character was amazing and inspiring. Brock's research seems qui...
  • Debbie
    May 05, 2018
    "The Road to Dawn" is a biography about Josiah Henson, who lived from 1789 to 1883. He was born a slave in Maryland and remained a slave for 41 years. In real danger of being sold to a brutal master in the Deep South, he ran away to Canada with his wife and four young children. This wa...
  • Evelyn Foss
    Jun 28, 2018
    I enjoyed learning about Josiah Henson's remarkable life. He was the model for Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The middle part of the book dragged a bit, otherwise it's a five star read. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 20, 2018
    I never realized how much I didn't know about Uncle Tom's Cabin until I read Jared Brock's book The Road to Dawn. To think that I grew up in such a historical area and yet the schools I attended ignored it. It makes me somewhat angry to have that part of history, especially in the town...
  • Lisa Henderson-Farr
    May 10, 2018
    Thank you to Perseus Books, Public Affairs and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have always been interested in the slavery and civil war era. I am a Canadian and enjoyed reading about the events that took place very close to where I curren...
  • Bonnye Reed
    May 03, 2018
    GNab This Biography of Josiah Henson, a man who proved the ideal to pattern her hero in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, takes up where that classic leaves off. Josiah, though not able to read or write until he was an adult, managed to enhance the lives of nearly everyone he ...
  • Diane Austin
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Robert
    Apr 22, 2018
    Growing up about 30 minutes from Dresden, Ont., visiting the Uncle Tom's Cabin historic site in high school, and reading a long-lost copy of The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself, I thought I had a good grasp on the story of th...
  • S.
    May 16, 2018
    A gripping story that illuminates the remarkable life of a man history has forgotten. Josiah Henson faced countless adversities with grace, resilience, and strength of character that will inspire and challenge today?s readers. From birth to death Henson?s biography comes alive ...
  • Laura
    Mar 26, 2018
    This is the wonderful story of the largely unknown history of an amazing man, Josiah Henson, who endured brutal treatment while a slave for many years, but who went on to gain his freedom and to become a leader in the Underground Railroad, ushering 118 fellow slaves to freedom in the C...
  • Jessica
    May 16, 2018
    'The Road to Dawn' was a good read, a reminder of how distorted humankind's perception of justice can be combined with the inspiring life of a great man. The style of the book is easy to read, but obviously thoroughly researched, with lots of references and footnotes to add extra in...
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    Jun 20, 2018
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  • Jared Brock
    Oct 27, 2017
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  • Janice
    Jun 21, 2018
    I had never even heard of Josiah Henson before I read this book. What a story of courage and steadfast character. Josiah had his flaws and weaknesses too but don't we all. It was fascinating to read how his story intertwined with Harriet Beecher Stowe and the writing of Uncle Tom's Cab...
  • Shea
    Apr 17, 2018
    The is about a honest man, that impacted history. Read and find out about Josiah Henson. Very good book! ...
  • Bobby Swindle
    Jul 13, 2018
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  • Ashley
    May 28, 2018
    A fascinating read about a remarkable man who survived the horrors of slavery, made a daring escape with his family, and went on to live the rest of his life striving to help others and fight injustice. I did find the second half of the book to be a bit slower of a read than the first ...
  • Heather Kidd
    May 02, 2018
    Josiah Hensen, a man every Canadian should know about! This book is about the real life of Josiah Henson, a former slave, who was made famous by Harriet Beecher Stowe's infamous Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book which was influential in provoking anti-slavery anger in the northern United ...
  • Aria
    Mar 27, 2018
    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- A well-researched, informative, & interesting look at Mr. Josiah Henson, the man apon whom the book Uncle Tom's Cabin was largely (but not wholly) based. At first I thought this might be a 3 star read, b/c there...
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    Jun 14, 2018
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    Apr 18, 2018
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    Jun 17, 2018
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  • Taryn Braband
    May 27, 2018
    This book was fascinating. I've read many books about the Civil War and the period leading up to it, but never knew anything about Josiah Henson. I'm so glad I read this book and highly recommend it to anyone who has any interest in history, the human condition and/or cares anything ab...
  • Michaela
    Mar 29, 2018
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  • Daniel Manary
    Jun 02, 2018
    It?s a rare book that changes your head as well as your heart, and Road to Dawn is just such a book. As a child, I have been to the "Uncle Tom's House" that commemorates Josiah's life and remember hearing a small piece of his story. Or perhaps I heard more of it than I remember, beca...
  • Ebony Parham
    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Brianna
    May 22, 2018
    I?m not surprised that I loved this book considering the author. I have always very much enjoyed his writing, work and documentaries. I appreciate all the time and research he puts into making his books as factual as possible, and this one lived up to that as well! This is a story ...
  • Juanita Rushing
    Feb 13, 2018
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  • Ron Dean
    May 27, 2018
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