Recollections of My Slavery Days

Recollections of My Slavery Days


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Recollections of My Slavery Days by Katherine Mellen Charron, David S. Cecelski

A new, annotated edition of an important slave narrative first published in 1922. Written by William Henry Singleton, who had been a slave on a Craven County, North Carolina plantation, this volume is a compelling account of a long and remarkable journey from slavery to freedom in the American South. Singleton recounts his years as a slave in antebellum North Carolina, his escape to Union-occupied territory during the Civil War, and his wartime service in the African Brigade, before concluding with a brief sketch of his life after 1865.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865262874
Publisher: North Carolina Office of Archives and History
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: North Carolina's African American Heritage Series
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Katherine Mellon Charron received a Ph.D in history from Yale University. She is assistant professor at Iowa State University.

Historian David S. Cecelski received a Ph.D from Harvard University and is the author of several award-winning books, including The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina.

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