The experience of a slave in South Carolina /

In The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina, escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and his own frequent whi.

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Author / Creator: Jackson, John Andrew.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Edition:DocSouth books ed.
Imprint: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library : Distributed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Press, 2011.
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Summary:In The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina, escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and his own frequent whi.
In The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina , escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and his own frequent whippings at the hands of a "Christian" master and mistress. He offers a scathing review of white religious hypocrisy, criticizing those who could not see the contradiction between worshiping a merciful God on Sundays and holding slaves under inhumane conditions. Jackson details his escape from slavery into Massachusetts as a ship stowaway after he is separated by sale from his first wife and child. He also describes his interactions with Harriet Beecher Stowe; his failed attempts to purchase the freedom of his family members; and his eventual escape into Canada following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law. His work also includes a variety of carefully recorded hymns and antislavery songs. Jackson would eventually flee to England with his second wife before returning to South Carolina after the War.<br> <br> <br> <br> A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available in paperback and e-book formats. Each book contains a short summary and is otherwise unaltered from the original publication. DocSouth Books provide affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.<br> <br>
Item Description:Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
Originally published; London, Passmore & Alabaster, 1862.
Physical Description:1 online resource (59 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles
ISBN:9780807869567
0807869562
9781469602868
1469602865
0807869554
9780807869550
9780559900907
0559900902