|Portion of title
||Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero
||Prologue -- The escape -- South Carolina's son -- In the service of the Confederacy -- Union hero -- Our country calls -- North and south -- The Keokuk -- Captain Smalls -- The City of Brotherly Love -- Triumph and tragedy -- Retaliation and reward -- Epilogue.
||Be free or die tells the compelling story of Robert Small's amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States congressman -- an astonishing tale that gives unique insight into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves, while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the Civil War.
|General note||First published by St. Martin's Press, 2017.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|