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Twenty-Two Years a Slave, Forty Years a Free Man (Paperback, 1st ed) Loot Price: R535
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Twenty-Two Years a Slave, Forty Years a Free Man (Paperback, 1st ed): Graham R. Hodges

Twenty-Two Years a Slave, Forty Years a Free Man (Paperback, 1st ed)

Graham R. Hodges

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A detailed account of the extraordinary life of Austin Steward, a black man who lived in the early nineteenth century as both a slave and then later a free man. Originally published in 1861, Austin Steward's memoir has long been a staple source of first-hand evidence about activism against slavery and racism by freed blacks. Long out of print, the narrative is now available with additional biographical information and a critical introduction by historian Graham Hodges. The introduction affords an in-depth discussion of Steward's career - rising from enslavement to success as a self-made businessman in upstate New York and as leader of the ill-fated Wilberforce Colony in Ontario, Canada. Hodges also expands upon previous recognition of Steward's sizable role in free black activism in the antebellum northern states. Replete with images from Steward's life, this new edition of his classic narrative is stocked with details about the author's relationships with antislavery activists Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Nathaniel Paul, and Gerrit Smith. The book offers insight into the creation of African American community life in upstate New York and into the doomed black utopia of Wilberforce.


Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2001
First published: March 2002
Authors: Graham R. Hodges
Dimensions: 220 x 164 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 182
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-2721-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-8156-2721-1
Barcode: 9780815627210

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