Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, written by himself by Henry Box Brown

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Brown, Henry Box, -- b. 1816,
  • Fugitive slaves -- Virginia -- Biography,
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Biography,
  • Slavery -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century,
  • African American abolitionists -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Statementedited and with an introduction by John Ernest.
GenreBiography
ContributionsErnest, John.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE450 .B873 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 211 p. :
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23157259M
ISBN 109780807831960, 9780807858905
LC Control Number2007047523

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May - Early in the month, the "First English Edition" of the Narrative written by himself book the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself is published in Manchester. - To promote the publication of Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself, Brown has himself shipped in his original box from Bradford to Leeds, England.

InHenry Brown escaped from slavery by shipping himself in a three-foot-by-two-foot wooden crate from Virginia to an anti-slavery office in Philadelphia. Twenty-seven hours and miles later, Brown stepped out of his box to begin a new life.

This is his memoir, originally published in in England, as fresh and compelling today as it was years ago. When Brown got to England, his book was re-written in a more honest and simple style, and the edition that I am reviewing is the American version of that book.

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Andrews, editor of North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy, and Thomas H 5/5(2). Henry "Box" Brown was an enslaved man who shipped himself to freedom in a wooden box. He developed his published slave narrative into an anti-slavery stage show.

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The title page for Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself (), published in Manchester, England, notes that this is the first edition produced in Great Britain. An earlier book about Henry Brown's escape from slavery by having himself sent in a box from Richmond to Philadelphia was published in Boston in Brown, Henry.

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown Written By Himself. The University of North Carolina Press, Brown,Henry B.A Strange Trip To Freedom. “I entered the world a slave I was a slave because my countrymen had made it lawful, in utter contempt of the declared will of heaven.” Our introduction to Henry Brown in the opening lines of the book are in his own words (from Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself).

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