Friday, 29 August 2008

The Travels of William Wells Brown


Here is a wonderful book given to me by Markus Wiener (Publisher, Princeton), where I once worked. I mentioned its eminent author in my last post. William Wells Brown, former slave and ambassador of abolitionism, was a great writer.

The Travels of William Wells Brown

Edited by Paul Jefferson
This is the remarkable story of two trips by a fugitive slave. One is the dramatic and poignant journey of a humiliated slave up the Mississippi to the North, into freedom. The second is a glorious voyage of the same man to Europe, now an elegant and eloquent ambassador of the abolitionists who hobnobs with writers like Victor Hugo, and moves freely in high society.
~~Markus Wiener Publishers, Princeton, NJ

Bernard Lewis' Princeton Papers
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