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- DescriptionAlthough a powerful orator, Josiah Henson had t yet learned to read and write in 1849. His remarkable slave narrative was first published in that year, when he recounted it to Boston's abolitionist mayor. His readers included Harriet Beecher Stowe, who modeled the character of George Harris, a fugitive slave in Uncle Tom's Cabin, on Henson.
- Author BiographyJosiah Henson (1789-1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1830 and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves.
- Author(s)Josiah Henson
- PublisherDover Publications Inc.
- Date of Publication26/02/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDover Publications Inc.
- Weight91 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine5 mm
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