The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for by Thomas H. Jones

By Thomas H. Jones

initially released with a view to bring up cash to buy his son's freedom, Thomas Jones's autobiography first seemed within the 1850s. This model, released in 1885, comprises not just Jones's account of his adolescence and younger grownup lifestyles as a slave in North Carolina, but additionally a protracted extra part within which Jones describes his studies as a minister in North Carolina, whereas nonetheless enslaved, after which at the abolitionist lecture circuit in Massachusetts and the Maritime Provinces of Canada after he stowed away on a boat certain for brand spanking new York in 1849. The narrative's such a lot popular concentration is on Jones's ministry in and round Wilmington, North Carolina, sooner than he escaped. The narrative places a traditionally postbellum emphasis on shared non secular devotion or even fondness among African american citizens and whites. maybe the main compelling scene, even if, is Jones's account of his forcible separation from his first spouse and their 3 teenagers, whom he by no means observed again.

A DOCSOUTH booklet. This collaboration among UNC Press and the collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings vintage works again into print. DocSouth Books versions are chosen from the electronic library of Documenting the yank South and are unaltered from the unique ebook. The DocSouth sequence makes use of electronic know-how to provide e-books and print-on-demand courses, delivering reasonable and obtainable variations to a brand new iteration of students, scholars, and normal readers.

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