1856 1st ONLY ed Fugitive SLAVE Life of John Thompson American Slavery Abolition

THOMPSON, John

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John Thompson was an early 19th-century slave; who, unfortunately, is unknown beyond his autobiography, ‘Life of John Thompson’. According to Pierce,

“Thompson’s narrative establishes itself as a representative text of the antebellum slave narrative genre…and he is filling in the gaps of ignorance concerning slave life.”

 

This work describes the horrors of slavery but also praises those slaves who resisted their masters.

 

This 1856 edition is the first and only edition of this work. It was printed in a small print run at the author’s own expense, so any copies for sale today are highly valuable, collectable, and rare!

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1856 1st ONLY ed Fugitive SLAVE Life of John Thompson American Slavery Abolition

 

John Thompson was an early 19th-century slave; who, unfortunately, is unknown beyond his autobiography, ‘Life of John Thompson’. According to Pierce,

“Thompson’s narrative establishes itself as a representative text of the antebellum slave narrative genre…and he is filling in the gaps of ignorance concerning slave life.”

 

This work describes the horrors of slavery but also praises those slaves who resisted their masters.

 

This 1856 edition is the first and only edition of this work. It was printed in a small print run at the author’s own expense, so any copies for sale today are highly valuable, collectable, and rare!

 

Item number: #11775

Price: $2500

 

THOMPSON, John

 

Life of John Thompson, a fugitive slave : containing his history of 25 years in bondage, and his providential escape.

 

Worcester: published by John Thompson, 1856.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [8], 13-143, [1]
  • References: Pierce, ‘Slave Narratives’ in encyclopedia.com;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; secure
  • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm)
  • Exceedingly rare, valuable, and desirable with auction records at price comparisons at $4,500

 

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11775

Categories

Americana, American History

Other

Authors

THOMPSON, John

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete