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By John Ernest

it's the such a lot celebrated get away within the historical past of yankee slavery. Henry Brown had himself sealed in a three-foot-by-two-foot field and shipped from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, a twenty-seven-hour trip to freedom. In Narrative of the lifetime of Henry field Brown, Written by means of Himself, Brown not just tells the tale of his famed break out, but in addition recounts his later lifestyles as a black guy making his means via white American and British tradition. most crucial, he paints a revealing portrait of the truth of slavery, of the spouse and youngsters offered clear of him, the house to which he couldn't go back, and his rejection of the slaveholders' religion--painful episodes that fueled his hope for freedom.

This variation includes the main entire and devoted illustration of Brown's lifestyles, absolutely annotated for the 1st time. John Ernest additionally offers an insightful creation that locations Brown's existence in its old environment and illuminates the demanding situations Brown confronted in a regularly threatening international, either earlier than and after his mythical escape.

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