Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

By: Henry Bibb, Lucius Matlack

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Remarkable account records the life of a former slave. Bibb's compelling autobiography describes slave folkways in detail, tells of desperate efforts to recover his wife and child, and presents a touching self-portrait of a man caught between a slave past and a free future.

Title: Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

Author: Henry Bibb, Lucius Matlack

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $6.95

Categories: African American, Slavery,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 048644127X

ISBN Number 13: 9780486441276

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 160 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 44127X

Description: First published in 1849 and long unavailable, this remarkable narrative records the life of a former slave who, in 1825, at the age of ten, made his first attempt to escape from slavery. Eventually successful in gaining his freedom, he received an abbreviated education and joined the antislavery movement. Henry Bibb's compelling autobiography describes slave folkways in detail, tells of desperate efforts to recover his wife and child, and presents a touching self-portrait of a man caught between a slave past and a free future.
Unabridged republication of Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, originally published by the author, New York, 1850.

Reviews
"Invaluable to students and scholars of the . . . African-American literary tradition."--Author Christopher De Santis
"Compelling narrative of escape and recapture, of love and renunciation."--Editor William L. Andrews