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Five Black lives;: The autobiographies of Venture Smith, James Mars, William Grimes, the Rev. G. W. Offley, [and] James L. Smith

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Published by Wesleyan, 1971, 1971
ISBN 10: 0819540366 / ISBN 13: 9780819540362
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Title: Five Black lives;: The autobiographies of ...

Publisher: Wesleyan, 1971

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition


1st ed. (stated), hardcover, near fine in near fine dj (owner's name on fep, dj price-clipped with one or two closed tears), African-American studies, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 18575

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Synopsis: "Five Black Lives is a collection of ex-slave narratives which spans 150 years in time, from 1729 to 1870, and some thousands of miles in geographical area from Africa to Connecticut. The autobiographies include the lives of Venture Smith, a native of Africa who ended his days as a resident of East Haddam, Connecticut; James Mars, born a slave near Norfolk, Connecticut in 1790, and freed at twenty-five by state law; William Grimes, a native of Virginia, who became Connecticut's first known runway when he arrived in New Haven about 1808; G.W. Offley, from Maryland, who was bought free by his father and later settled in Hartford; and James L. Smith, of Virginia birth, who escaped from slavery and settled in Norwich, Connecticut."--Victor B. Howard, The New England Quarterly

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