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My Life In The South - Autobiography of Jacob Stroyer, Ex-Slave.
     

My Life In The South - Autobiography of Jacob Stroyer, Ex-Slave.

by Jacob Stroyer
 
Jacob Stroyer, an African-American former slave, was born on the Kensington Plantation in Eastover, South Carolina in 1846 or 1849. Stroyer's father, Jacob was born in Sierra Leone and captured to America as a youth. In a quote from the Preface by E.C. Bolles: "In this book Mr. Stroyer has given us, with a most simple and effective realism, the inside view of the

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Jacob Stroyer, an African-American former slave, was born on the Kensington Plantation in Eastover, South Carolina in 1846 or 1849. Stroyer's father, Jacob was born in Sierra Leone and captured to America as a youth. In a quote from the Preface by E.C. Bolles: "In this book Mr. Stroyer has given us, with a most simple and effective realism, the inside view of the institution of slavery. It is worth reading, to know how men, intelligent enough to report their experience, felt under the yoke. The time has come when American slavery can be studied historically, without passion, save such as mixes itself with the wonder that so great an evil could exist so long as a social form or a political idol. The time has not come when such study is unnecessary; for to deal justly by white or black in the United States, their previous relations must be understood, and nothing which casts light on the most universal and practical of those relations is without value today. I take pleasure, therefore, in saying that I consider Mr. Stroyer a competent and trustworthy witness to these details of plantation life."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012262103
Publisher:
Cherry Lane Ebooks
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,213,789
File size:
229 KB

Meet the Author

Jacob Stroyer (ca. 1846 - ca. 1908) was an African-American former slave, who became preacher in Massachusetts. He is best known for his autobiography, My Life in the South. Stroyer was born on the Kensington Plantation in Eastover, South Carolina in 1846 or 1849. Stroyer's father, Jacob was born in Sierra Leone and captured to America as a youth. He knew little about his father's family background, other the names of Jacob's parents. Stroyer's mother, Chloe was born in South Carolina where her family has been enslaved for several generations. As a youth, he worked as a hostler. After the Civil War, he attended schools in Columbia and Charleston. Stroyer moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1870. He attended Worcester Academy for two years. He was licensed as an African Methodist Episcopal preacher. In Newport, Massachusetts, he was ordained a deacon. He moved to Salem, Massachusetts to preach. He first published his autobiography, My Life in the South, in 1879. This was revised in 1898

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