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The life of John Thompson, a fugitive slave : containing his history of 25 years in bondage and his providential escape

Author: John Thompson; William L Andrews
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The only fugitive slave narrator to report a whaling voyage, Thompson crafted from his seafaring experience an allegorical sermon that caps his Life and renders it a kind of Pilgrim's progress as well as a narrative of struggle with, escape from, and triumph over American slavery" -- From the publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Thompson; John Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Thompson; William L Andrews
ISBN: 9780143106425 0143106422
OCLC Number: 681497235
Notes: Originally published: Worcester, Mass. : J. Thompson, 1856.
Description: xxxii, 107 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by William L. Andrews.

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John Thompson was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1812. This title chronicles his enslavement, his escape, and his life in the North, where he lived as a free man until fear of  Read more...

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