I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives, 1770-1849 - Vol. 1


This volume includes astonishing tales of heroic slaves. One, born free, was kidnapped and enslaved for twelve years; one was experimented upon by a doctor to see how deep his black skin went; one disguised herself as a male slave-owner; one hid herself from a lustful master in a crawlspace for seven years; one delighted in playing cruel practical jokes; one went whaling to avoid being recaptured; and one led an armed posse to battle would be kidnappers.

Additional information

  • 1
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chicago
Publication year:
  • 1999


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