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The life and the adventures of a haunted convict

Author: Austin Reed; Caleb Smith; David W Blight; Robert B Stepto
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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-- "Remarkable ... triumphantly defiant ... The book's greatest value lies in the gap it fills: As writer and historian Edward Ball notes, the mosaic that is the history of the common man has many missing tiles, and (Austin) Reed's book places an important piece into that mosaic.' "---- The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict -- --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Austin Reed; Austin Reed
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Reed; Caleb Smith; David W Blight; Robert B Stepto
ISBN: 0812997107 9780812997101
OCLC Number: 936200567
Notes: "The recently discovered memoir of African American life and incarceration in the nineteenth century"--Jacket.
Description: 1 online resource (lxx, 270 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: Haunted convict
Responsibility: Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto.

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-- "Remarkable ... triumphantly defiant ... The book's greatest value lies in the gap it fills: As writer and historian Edward Ball notes, the mosaic that is the history of the common man has many missing tiles, and (Austin) Reed's book places an important piece into that mosaic.' "---- The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict -- --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University "The voice of Austin Reed, a black man in early nineteenth-century America who was incarcerated at the tender age of ten, rises up and speaks to us now, in artful, picaresque tones, to tell of his own unbelievable suffering. He's a riveting figure. -- "From the Hardcover edition.

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