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From the Publisher"Superbly edited. . . . This volume will prove valuable to students and scholars alike. . . . Highly recommended."
This edition comprises the most complete and faithful representation of Brown's life, fully annotated for the first time. John Ernest also provides an insightful introduction that places Brown's life in its historical setting and illuminates the challenges Brown faced in an often threatening world, both before and after his legendary escape.
Introduction: The Emergence of Henry "Box" Brown 1
A Note on the Text 39
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself 41
Appendix A Illustrations 107
Appendix B Henry Box Brown in the Press 123
Appendix C From the United States to England: The Two Narratives 175
Works Cited 201