Nance: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln
This is the true story of Lincoln's first freed slave, Mrs. Nance Legins-Costley (1813-1873) in Illinois Supreme Court in 1841; beginning of the end of slavery in Illinois and the United States.
Nance's master, state senator Thomas Cox, wanted to make slavery legal by constitutional amendment in Illinois. Forty years later, Lincoln reversed that and made slavery unconstitutional by the 13th Amendment.
Carl Adam's book about this fascinating topic may be purchase at www.nancebook.com.