The Freedmen's Book

The Freedmen's Book

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This was the name of a remarkable African, who excited a good deal of interest in his day. His father and mother were stolen from Africa and put on board a slave-ship in 1729, which was one hundred and thirty-six years ago. He was born during the passage, and when the vessel arrived at Carthagena, in South America, he was baptized by the name of Ignatius. His mother died soon after, and his father, seeing no means of escape from slavery, killed himself in a fit of despair. The man who took possession of the little orphan, and claimed to be his master, carried him to England, and gave him to three unmarried sisters who lived at Greenwich. He was then about two years old, a bright, lively, funny little creature.
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 240.4g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514210029
  • 9781514210024

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