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From fugitive slave to free man : the autobiographies of William Wells Brown

Author: William Wells Brown; William L Andrews
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Wells Brown spent the first twenty years of his life mainly in St. Louis and the surrounding areas working as a house servant, field hand, a tavern keeper's assistant, a printer's helper, an assistant in a medical office, and a handyman for James Walker, a Missouri slave trader. During his time with Walker, Brown made three trips up and down the Mississippi River. These trips allowed him to encounter slavery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884.
From fugitive slave to free man.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606951785
Online version:
Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884.
From fugitive slave to free man.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607181736
Named Person: William Wells Brown; William Wells Brown; William Wells Brown
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wells Brown; William L Andrews
ISBN: 0826214754 9780826214751
OCLC Number: 51281072
Notes: First work originally published: 2nd ed. Boston : Anti-Slavery Office, 1848. 2nd work originally published: Boston : [s.n.], 1880. Originally published as a collection with commentary: New York Mentor Books, 1993.
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave --
My southern home, or, The South and its people.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by William L. Andrews.

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Growing up as a slave in an urban area of Missouri allowed William Wells Brown to live a life that was different from that of the typical plantation slave. This book reprints two of Brown's  Read more...

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