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Chains and freedom : or, the life and adventures of Peter Wheeler, a colored man yet living. A slave in chains, a sailor on the deep, and a sinner at the cross

Author: Peter Wheeler; C Edwards Lester
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009.
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Wheeler was northern-born - in New Jersey - and illegally sold and taken into New York State, then grew to adulthood held in slavery in the newly settled region of western New York. This book sows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Peter Wheeler; Peter Wheeler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wheeler; C Edwards Lester
ISBN: 9780817355432 081735543X
OCLC Number: 306798487
Notes: Amanuensis: Charles Edwards Lester.
Originally published: New York : E.S. Arnold & Co., 1839.
Description: viii, 149 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Peter Wheeler ; with an introduction by Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

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"A unique book, a combination of an overlooked but important antebellum autobiography with a lengthy and insightful introduction.... Every college library should have it." - Douglas R. Egerton, Read more...

 
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