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Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave by Josiah Henson

The character Uncle Tom, fr om Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling novel, ""Uncle Tom's Cabin,"" is based on the life of Josiah Henson (1789-1882). Born in Maryland, Henson escaped and fled to Dresden, Ontario, Canada in 1830. In 1841, a group of abolitionists, including Henson, created a community/school for runaway slaves called the British-American Institute for Fugitive Slaves. On the 200 acre parcel, Henson and his friends built a grist mill and a saw mill. After emancipation, many of the former slaves returned to the United States , though Henson remained in Canada until his death in 1882.
Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave
Author:
by Josiah Henson
Title:
Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave
ISBN:
155709585X
ISBN13:
978-1557095855
Publisher:
Applewood Books (June 1, 2002)
Language:
English
Category:
Social Sciences
Size ePub version:
1247 kb
Size PDF version:
1653 kb
Rating:
4.0
Votes:
482
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