Life and Adventures of James Williams, a Fugitive Slave: With a Full Description of the Underground Railroad (Paperback)

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"Life and Adventures of James Williams, a Fugitive Slave" is a 1873 account by American slave James Williams, describing his early life, abuse, and eventual escape to New York City. The first slave narrative published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, today the story is commonly remembered as fraudulent due to contemporary Southern newspaper columnists' attacks on the narrative's veracity. The book was ghostwritten by John Greenleaf Whittier, a Quaker poet and abolitionist. Contents include: "An Introductory Excerpt by W. Mckinstry", "Preface", "When and Where Born", "Why I Ran Away", "First Contact with the Underground Railroad", "In the Riot Against the Killers", "Escape from Pursuers", "Raffling for Geese, and What Came of it", "Making Coffee out of Salt Water", etc. A powerful account of life as an African-American slave that will appeal to those interested in black history and literature. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic slave narrative now in a brand new edition, complete with an introductory excerpt by W. Mckinstry.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781443707183
ISBN-10: 144370718X
Publisher: Read & Co. History
Publication Date: August 25th, 2008
Pages: 178
Language: English