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William Wells Brown : an African American life

by Greenspan, Ezra.

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"Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone's, "rented" out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as "Sandy" reinvented himself as "William Wells" Brown after escaping t... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. From life to letters
  • 1. Antecedents in black and white
  • 2. Down the river, up the river
  • 3. Sweet freedom
  • 4. The road to reform
  • 5. Narrative of a life, life of a narrative
  • Part 2. England
  • 6. London, the biggest stage
  • 7. "Almost an Englishman"
  • Part 3. Civil war
  • 8. "Upon an experimental voyage"
  • 9. The black man at war
  • Part 4. "The world does move "
  • 10. "Help me to find my people"
  • 11. My southern home, revisited.
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