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Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman

By: Austin Steward

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 434494

ISBN: 0486434494

Condition: 240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Born a slave in Virginia in 1793, Austin Steward was transported--a few years later--to upper New York State by his master and then freed in 1813. Steward's revealing autobiography describes what America was like for a former slave who lived most of his life as a freeman in the North: help from abolitionist groups, years as a successful merchant in the Rochester area, his aid to fugitive slaves, and his support of a small ex-slave community in Canada. A study of one man'... View more info