Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself

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"In Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself, Brown not only tells the story of his famed escape, but also recounts his later life as a black man making his way through white American and British culture"--from publisher description.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2008], ©2008
ISBN: 9780807858905
0807858900
9780807831960
0807831964
Branch Call Number: 921 Brown
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ernest, John

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Although the first quarter and last quarter of this book are introductory, the narrative itself is difficult to put down. Henry "Box" Brown escaped slavery by having himself nailed into a box and carried as any other parcel 27 hours and 350 miles away to freedom, sometimes head down. On... Read More »


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