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By Josiah Henson

This 1876 model of Josiah Henson's autobiography, the 1st of many variants issued via British editor John Lobb, the unique 1849 variation and a much-expanded 1858 model. The autobiography strains Henson's lifestyles from his start into slavery in Maryland in 1789; his break out to Canada in 1830; his participation within the founding of the sunrise payment for fugitive slaves in Ontario; and his a number of journeys to England to elevate money for the payment. Henson, who in his later years toured because the version for the Uncle Tom of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, describes his assembly with Stowe in 1852 and attracts parallels among the histories of alternative Uncle Tom's Cabin characters and his personal pals. whereas Stowe herself under pressure that there has been no unmarried version for her name personality, she referred to as Henson a "parallel example" for Uncle Tom in A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Reprinted a number of instances within the usa and Britain within the 19th century and translated into numerous different languages, Henson's autobiography keeps to gift readers with its descriptions not just of slave lifestyles in Maryland and Kentucky, but additionally of the enterprise and academic ventures of escaped slaves in Ontario.

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