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Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Free Man; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West

By: Steward, Austin

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Rochester, Allings & Cory: 1861

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 16401


Illustrated with woodcut plates. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered on spine in gilt. Laid in is a manuscript leaf with period religious reflections. Steward, a fugitive slave from Virginia, settled in Rochester, NY and participated in the underground railway. Somewhat uneasy under the protective laws of New York, he relocated to the Wilberforce Colony in Canada and worked particularly toward the emancipation of slaves from Ohio. He eventually returned to Rochester where he died of typhoid in 1867. He was one of many unsung African-Americans who worked to free slaves. Nicks and chip... View more info