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  • [Cover Image] From An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ("Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1881. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Introductory Notes by George Sturge, S. Morley, Esq., M. P., Wendell Phillips, and John G. Whittier. Edited by John Lobb, F.R.G.S. Revised and Enlarged.


  • [First Page of Chapter iii] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter iv] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter ix] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter v] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter vi] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter vii] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter viii] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter x] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter xi] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter xiii] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter xiv] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Memoirs of Samuel Spottford Clement Relating Interesting Experiences in Days of Slavery and Freedom.


  • [Frontispiece Image] COURT HOUSE From Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured His Freedom by Running Away from His Master's Farm in 1843.


  • [Illustration] From Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter.


  • [Image of page 11] From The Royal African: or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe. Comprehending a Distinct Account of His Country and Family; His Elder Brother's Voyage to France, and Reception there; the Manner in Which Himself Was Confided by His Father to the Captain Who Sold Him; His Condition While a Slave in Barbadoes; the True Cause of His Bring Redeemed; His Voyage from Thence; and Reception Here in England. Interspers'd Throughout with Several Historical Remarks on the Commerce of the European Nations, Whose Subjects Frequent the Coast of Guinea. To which is Prefixed a Letter from the Author to a Person of Distinction, in Reference to Some Natural Curiosities in Africa; as Well as Explaining the Motives which Induced Him to Compose These Memoirs.


  • [Image of Page iii] From The Royal African: or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe. Comprehending a Distinct Account of His Country and Family; His Elder Brother's Voyage to France, and Reception there; the Manner in Which Himself Was Confided by His Father to the Captain Who Sold Him; His Condition While a Slave in Barbadoes; the True Cause of His Bring Redeemed; His Voyage from Thence; and Reception Here in England. Interspers'd Throughout with Several Historical Remarks on the Commerce of the European Nations, Whose Subjects Frequent the Coast of Guinea. To which is Prefixed a Letter from the Author to a Person of Distinction, in Reference to Some Natural Curiosities in Africa; as Well as Explaining the Motives which Induced Him to Compose These Memoirs.


  • [Vignette] From The Autobiography of Nicholas Said, A Native of Bournou, Eastern Soudan, Central Africa.


  • [Vignette] From The Autobiography of Nicholas Said, A Native of Bournou, Eastern Soudan, Central Africa.


  • [Vignette] From The Royal African: or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe. Comprehending a Distinct Account of His Country and Family; His Elder Brother's Voyage to France, and Reception there; the Manner in Which Himself Was Confided by His Father to the Captain Who Sold Him; His Condition While a Slave in Barbadoes; the True Cause of His Bring Redeemed; His Voyage from Thence; and Reception Here in England. Interspers'd Throughout with Several Historical Remarks on the Commerce of the European Nations, Whose Subjects Frequent the Coast of Guinea. To which is Prefixed a Letter from the Author to a Person of Distinction, in Reference to Some Natural Curiosities in Africa; as Well as Explaining the Motives which Induced Him to Compose These Memoirs.


  • ALEXANDER CLARK. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • ALEXANDER WALTERS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • All men are created equal Th Jefferson PRINTED BY WEED AND PARSONS. The Crest of the Arms of the United States, was the Thirteen Stars dispelling the Cloud. The reverse side of the Arms or Seal was an unfinished Pyramid. The likeness was copied with great care and accuracy from Stuart's; the motto is from Jefferson's original draft, and the signature, a fac-simile of his autograph, on the Declaration of Independence. [Frontispiece Image] From Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn; with Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West.


  • B. K. BRUCE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • B. T. TANNER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • B. T. WASHINGTON. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • C. B. PURVIS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • CHARLES L. REASON. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Cinque (FAC-SIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH) The Chief of the Amistad Captives. From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • [Cover Image] From Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1876. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an Introductory Note by George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M. P.


  • [Cover Image] From Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon, or, Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life.


  • [Cover Image] From The Anderson Surpriser. Written After He Was Seventy-Five Years of Age. The Author Was Born in Liberty County, Ga., on the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, 1819, and United with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Year 1839. This Book Contains an Account of His Florida and Northern Trip, Written by Himself, Giving Much Valuable Information of the People Among Whom He Had Been Several Months.


  • D. A. PAYNE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • D. A. STRAKER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • DAVID ABNER, JR From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • ELLEN CRAFT. The fugitive slave. [Frontispiece Image] From Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery.


  • [First Page of Chapter i] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • [First Page of Chapter ii] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • Frederick Douglass From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • Frederick Douglass From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself.


  • Frederick Douglass. [Frontispiece Image] From My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. Life as a Slave. Part II. Life as a Freeman.


  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, Who Lived Forty Years in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia, as a Slave Under Various Masters, and was One Year in the Navy with Commodore Barney, During the Late War.


  • [Frontispiece Image] Moses Roper [Signed]. In 1840. From Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery. With an Appendix, Containing a List of Places Visited by the Author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British Isles; and Other Matter.


  • Gang of Slaves preparing to be Sold in a Southern Market. From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • GEORGE W. WILLIAMS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • GRANVILLE T. WOODS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • H. C. SMITH. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • H. M. TURNER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • H. O. WAGONER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • [Half-Title Page Image] From The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," after Forty Years of Slavery.


  • HARRY SMITH. [Frontispiece Image] From Fifty Years of Slavery in the United States of America.


  • HARVEY JOHNSON. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped from Slavery, Enclosed in a Box 3 Feet Long and 2 Wide. Written from a Statement of Facts Made by Himself. With Remarks Upon the Remedy for Slavery. By Charles Stearns.


  • HENRY F. WILLIAMS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • HENRY HIGHLAND GARNETT. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Henry O. Flipper, AS A CADET [Frontispiece Image] From The Colored Cadet at West Point. Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U. S. A., First Graduate of Color from the U. S. Military Academy.


  • Henry O. Flipper 2d Lieut 10th Cavy. From The Colored Cadet at West Point. Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U. S. A., First Graduate of Color from the U. S. Military Academy.


  • I. M. BURGAN. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • [Vignette] From From Slavery to Wealth. The Life of Scott Bond. The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance.


  • INMAN E. PAGE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. A. BROWN. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. B. FIELDS From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. C. FARLEY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. C. MATHEWS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. E. JONES. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. J. IRVINE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. J. SPELMAN. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. M. GREGORY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. Milton Clarke From Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years Among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So-Called Christian States of North America.


  • J. P. CAMPBELL. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. T. SETTLE From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • J. W. C. Pennington (FAC-SIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH) From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • JAMES LEWIS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • JAMES POINDEXTER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • JOHN JASPER. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • JOHN MITCHELL, JR. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • JOSIAH HENSON [Frontispiece Image] From Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1876. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an Introductory Note by George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M. P.


  • Josiah Henson [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ("Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1881. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Introductory Notes by George Sturge, S. Morley, Esq., M. P., Wendell Phillips, and John G. Whittier. Edited by John Lobb, F.R.G.S. Revised and Enlarged.


  • JUSTIN HOLLAND. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • L. A. GRIMES. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Lewis Clarke [Frontispiece Image] From Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years Among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So-Called Christian States of North America.


  • LUNSFORD LANE. [Frontispiece Image] From Lunsford Lane; or, Another Helper from North Carolina.


  • M. R. DELANEY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • M. W. GIBBS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Life of Mary F. McCray: Born and Raised a Slave in the State of Kentucky.


  • MIRIFICA SUNT OPERA DEI. From The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace. Containing an Account of the Kingdom of Bow-Woo, in the Interior of Africa; with the Climate and Natural Productions, Laws, and Customs Peculiar to That Place. With an Account of His Captivity, Sufferings, Sales, Travels, Emancipation, Conversion to the Christian Religion, Knowledge of the Scriptures, &c. Interspersed with Strictures on Slavery, Speculative Observations on the Qualities of Human Nature, with Quotation from Scripture.


  • MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. See page 244. From An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ("Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1881. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Introductory Notes by George Sturge, S. Morley, Esq., M. P., Wendell Phillips, and John G. Whittier. Edited by John Lobb, F.R.G.S. Revised and Enlarged.


  • MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. See Page 212. From Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1876. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an Introductory Note by George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M. P.


  • N. H. BOUEY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • N. H. ENSLEY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • P. H. J. BRAXTON. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Peter Wheeler. [Frontispiece Image] From Chains and Freedom: Or, The Life and Adventures of Peter Wheeler, a Colored Man Yet Living. A Slave in Chains, a Sailor on the Deep, and a Sinner at the Cross.


  • Phillis Wheatley Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston [Frontispiece Image] From Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and a Slave. Dedicated to the Friends of the Africans.


  • R. Allen From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • R. B. VANDERVALL. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • R. L. PERRY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • REV. ALEXANDER BETTIS [Frontispiece Image] From Brief Sketch of the Life and Labors of Rev. Alexander Bettis. Also an Account of the Founding and Development of the Bettis Academy.


  • [Frontispiece Image] REV. ROBERT ANDERSON. From The Life of Rev. Robert Anderson. Born the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord 1819, and Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839. This Book Shall Be Called The Young Men's Guide, Or, the Brother in White.


  • ROBERT HARLAN. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • ROBERT PELHAM, JR. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • ROBERT SMALLS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • S. A. McELWEE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • S. R. LOWERY. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Sale of Estates, Pictures, and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans. From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • T. T. ALLAIN. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • T. T. FORTUNE. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON COLONEL FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS Afterwards 33d U.S.C.T. From Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers.


  • Yours Truly Lucy A Delaney [Frontispiece Image] From From the Darkness Cometh the Light or Struggles for Freedom.


  • [Title Page Image] From From Slavery to Wealth. The Life of Scott Bond. The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance.


  • [Title Page Image] From The Freedman's Story: In Two Parts.


  • Toussaint Louverture From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • Very truly your friend, Wm. Wells Brown. [Frontispiece Image] From My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People.


  • W. E. MATHEWS. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • W. H. STEWARD. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • W. Q. ATWOOD From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • W. R. PETTIFORD. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • W. S. SCARBOROUGH. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • W. Wells Brown [Frontispiece Image] From The American Fugitive in Europe. Sketches of Places and People Abroad.


  • WILLIAM STILL. From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising.


  • Yours truly, Jas. M. Gregory. [Frontispiece Image] From Frederick Douglass The Orator. Containing an Account of His Life; His Eminent Public Services; His Brilliant Career as Orator; Selections from His Speeches and Writings.


  • Yours Very truly, Elder I. Campbell. [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography. Bond and Free: Or, Yearnings for Freedom, from My Green Brier House. Being the Story of My Life in Bondage, and My Life in Freedom.