Twenty-Two Years a Slave

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9781528718066 - Twenty-Two Years a Slave - Austin Steward
9781528718066 - Twenty-Two Years a Slave - Austin Steward
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Twenty-Two Years a Slave

And Forty Years a Freeman

Steward’s astonishing 1856 autobiography within which he recounts the travails of his harrowing life as a slave in America, as well as his experiences as a free man. A compelling and heart-breaking slave narrative that will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history.

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Austin Steward (1793–1869) was an African-American author and abolitionist. Born into slavery, he managed to escape from Virginia aged 21 and moved to Rochester, New York before settling in Canada. “Twenty-Two Years a Slave – And Forty Years a Freeman” is Steward’s astonishing 1856 autobiography within which he recounts the travails of his harrowing life as a slave in America, as well as his experiences as a free man. A compelling and heart-breaking slave narrative that will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history. Contents include: “Slave Life on the Plantation”, “At the Great House”, “Horse-Racing and its Consequences”, “Journey to our New Home in New York”, “Incidents at Sodus Bay”, “Removal from Sodus to Bath”, “Dueling”, “Horse-Racing and General Training”, “Death Bed and Bridal Scenes”, “Hired out to a New Master”, etc. Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic memoir now in a new edition with an introductory poem by Phillis Wheatley.

Book Details

Author

Austin Steward

Imprint

Read & Co. History

ISBN

9781528718066, 9781528791205

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Pages

266

Publication Date

31 July 2020

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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