Before the war & after the union / by Sam Aleckson ; written by Samuel Williams ; with an introduction and annotations by Susanna Ashton.

By: Aleckson, Sam, 1852-1946? [author.]Contributor(s): Ashton, Susanna, 1967- [editor,, writer of introduction.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksAfrican American literature series: Publisher: [Clemson, South Carolina] : Clemson University Press, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781949979848; 1949979849Other title: Before the war and after the unionSubject(s): Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography | Freedmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography | African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Before the war & after the unionDDC classification: 306.3/62092 | B LOC classification: E185.97 | .A44 2021Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: "Sam Aleckson was the pen name for Samuel Williams, a man born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, who wrote a memoir about his life and the world around him during and after his bondage. Published privately by his family, Before the War and After the Union traces Williams's life from his earliest memories of being enslaved and forced to serve Confederate soldiers in army camps, through the post-Civil War years as his family struggled to re-connect and build a new life during Reconstruction. It the ends with tales about his life as the head of a southern Black family newly relocated to Vermont at the turn-of-the-century"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Sam Aleckson was the pen name for Samuel Williams, a man born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, who wrote a memoir about his life and the world around him during and after his bondage. Published privately by his family, Before the War and After the Union traces Williams's life from his earliest memories of being enslaved and forced to serve Confederate soldiers in army camps, through the post-Civil War years as his family struggled to re-connect and build a new life during Reconstruction. It the ends with tales about his life as the head of a southern Black family newly relocated to Vermont at the turn-of-the-century"-- Provided by publisher.

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Susanna Ashton is a full Professor with the Department of English at Clemson University. Among other awards, she has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a faculty fellow at Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a Mark Twain Fellow for the Mark Twain Society, and held archival fellowships at Emory University and the Houghton Library of Harvard University. She has published work on the topic of life writing written by enslaved people as well as works on book history, authorship, libraries, copyright, and the author Charles W. Chesnutt. In 2018 that volume won an award for the best scholarly work on Chesnutt by the Charles W. Chesnutt Society. She is currently at work on a biography of John Andrew Jackson and is a 2021-22 Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University.Sam Aleckson was the pen name for Samuel Williams, a man born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, who wrote a memoir about his life and the world around him during and after his bondage.

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