Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, written by himself / edited and with an introduction by John Ernest.

By: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816Contributor(s): Ernest, JohnMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008Description: vii, 211 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780807831960 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807831964 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807858905 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807858900 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816 | Fugitive slaves -- Virginia -- Biography | African Americans -- Virginia -- Biography | Slavery -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century | African American abolitionists -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, written by himself.DDC classification: 306.3/62092 | B LOC classification: E450 | .B873 2008
Contents:
Introduction: The Emergence of Henry "Box" Brown -- Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself -- Appendix A. Illustrations -- Appendix B. Henry Box Brown in the Press -- Appendix C. From the United States to England: The Two Narratives.
Summary: In Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself, Brown not only tells the story of his famed escape, but also recounts his later life as a black man making his way through white American and British culture. --from publisher description.
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E449.W46 A5 1968 American slavery as it is; E449 .Y44 1992 Black women abolitionists : E450 .B735 2005 Bound for Canaan : E450 .B873 2008 Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, written by himself / E450 .B887 1969 Flight to freedom, E450 .B89 1941 Let my people go : E450 .C43 The slave catchers;

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-205) and index.

Introduction: The Emergence of Henry "Box" Brown -- Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself -- Appendix A. Illustrations -- Appendix B. Henry Box Brown in the Press -- Appendix C. From the United States to England: The Two Narratives.

In Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself, Brown not only tells the story of his famed escape, but also recounts his later life as a black man making his way through white American and British culture. --from publisher description.

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Abolitionists often used the stories of runaways to illustrate the horrors of American slavery. One of the most famous of these runaway narratives was that of Henry Brown, a Virginia slave who, in 1849, sealed himself into a box and shipped himself off to Philadelphia and freedom. Henry "Box" Brown's narrative revealed the ugly reality of slavery, including the deep pain of having his wife and child sold away from him. Fearful of being returned to bondage, Brown moved to England and used his compelling story and his natural sense of showmanship to help turn the public conscience toward abolitionism. His narrative was rewritten in 1851, removing much of the rhetoric of Brown's original ghostwriter. The 1851 narrative is reprinted here, superbly edited by John Ernest, a distinguished scholar. Ernest's 38-page introduction places Brown's narrative into historic context, noting the challenges that Brown faced under the conditions of white supremacy in the North after escaping from slavery in the South. Including editorial notes, appendixes, and reproductions of original illustrations, this volume will prove valuable to students and scholars alike. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All university levels/libraries. R. Detweiler California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo

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