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The Resource The Life of Josiah Henson : An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom, Josiah Henson, (electronic resource)

The Life of Josiah Henson : An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom, Josiah Henson, (electronic resource)

Label
The Life of Josiah Henson : An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom
Title
The Life of Josiah Henson
Title remainder
An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom
Statement of responsibility
Josiah Henson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789{u2013}1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family, Henson fled with his wife and children to Ontario, where he became a leader in the Afro-Canadian community. The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself first appeared in 1849. The book's avid readers included Harriet Beecher Stowe, who later acknowledged its influence on her own masterwork, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henson's narrative recounts the circumstances of his bondage, his conversion to Christianity, and his fruitless attempts to buy his freedom. Risking starvation, exposure, and recapture, the Henson family walked from Kentucky to Ohio. Native Americans assisted the struggling family, as did sympathetic boatmen who ferried them across Lake Erie. Safely established as a tenant farmer and clergyman in a new country, Henson took an active role in organizing a self-sufficient community. His memoirs helped alert his contemporaries to the horrors and heartbreak of slavery, and they offer modern readers an authentic account of one family's triumph over injustice and inhumanity
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1789-1883
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henson, Josiah
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • 306.3/62092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henson, Josiah
  • Clergy
  • Blacks
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
Target audience
  • adolescent
  • adult
Label
The Life of Josiah Henson : An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom, Josiah Henson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MTk4MzYz
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00016382
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486809281
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486809281
  • (Sirsi) b1505896
Label
The Life of Josiah Henson : An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom, Josiah Henson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MTk4MzYz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00016382
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486809281
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486809281
  • (Sirsi) b1505896

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