Austin Steward: Twenty-Two Years a Slave, Forty Years a Free Man

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Originally published in 1861, Steward's memoir provides a first-person account of the efforts of freed Blacks to end slavery. He discusses his relationships with other abolitionists, describes African American community life in upstate New York, and recounts the failure of the Wilberforce Colony in Ontario. An introductory chapter by Hodges (history, Colgate University) places Stewart's narrative in its historical context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ...
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Overview

Originally published in 1861, Steward's memoir provides a first-person account of the efforts of freed Blacks to end slavery. He discusses his relationships with other abolitionists, describes African American community life in upstate New York, and recounts the failure of the Wilberforce Colony in Ontario. An introductory chapter by Hodges (history, Colgate University) places Stewart's narrative in its historical context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815627210
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Letter from Governor Clark
Testimony from Rochester Citizens
Recommendatory
Preface
I Slave Life on the Plantation 3
II At the Great House 7
III Horse-Racing and Its Consequences 17
IV Journey to Our New Home in New York 23
V Incidents at Sodus Bay 25
VI Removal from Sodus to Bath 27
VII Dueling 29
VIII Horse-Racing and General Training 32
IX Death-Bed and Bridal Scenes 40
X Hired Out to a New Master 44
XI Thoughts on Freedom 51
XII Captain Helm - Divorce - Kidnapping 56
XIII Located in the Village of Rochester 60
XIV Incidents in Rochester and Vicinity 67
XV Sad Reverses of Captain Helm 70
XVI British Emancipation of Slavery 72
XVII Oration - Termination of Slavery in the British Possessions 74
XVIII Condition of Free Colored People 79
XIX Persecution of the Colored People 83
XX Removal to Canada 89
XXI Roughing It in the Wilds of Canada 93
XXII Narrow Escape of a Smuggler 96
XXIII Narrative of Two Fugitives from Virginia 99
XXIV Pleasant Re-Union of Old and Tried Friends 103
XXV Private Losses and Private Difficulties 108
XXVI Incidents and Peculiarities of the Indians 110
XXVII Our Difficulties with Israel Lewis 114
XXVIII Desperation of a Fugitive Slave 121
XXIX A Narrow Escape from My Enemies 125
XXX Death of B. Paul and Return of His Brother 127
XXXI My Family Returns to Rochester 132
XXXII The Land Agent and the Squatters 135
XXXIII Character and Death of Israel Lewis 139
XXXIV My Return to Rochester 143
XXXV Bishop Brown - Death of My Daughter 147
XXXVI Celebration of the First of August 153
XXXVII Conclusion 156
Correspondence 168
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