William Johnson's Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary of a Free Negro / Edition 1

William Johnson's Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary of a Free Negro / Edition 1

by William R. Hogan, William Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807118559

ISBN-13: 9780807118559

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

The discovery in 1938 of the diary and personal papers of William Johnson (ca. 1809-1851), a free Negro of Natchez, Mississippi, made possible the publication of this fascinating volume. Johnson's diary offers a firsthand account of a former slave who rose from harsh circumstances to become a successful businessman. It is also an intimate portrait of life and social

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The discovery in 1938 of the diary and personal papers of William Johnson (ca. 1809-1851), a free Negro of Natchez, Mississippi, made possible the publication of this fascinating volume. Johnson's diary offers a firsthand account of a former slave who rose from harsh circumstances to become a successful businessman. It is also an intimate portrait of life and social relations in a southern town in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807118559
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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