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Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America
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Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America

Moses Grandy

Abstract

Born into slavery in North Carolina around 1786, Moses Grandy was bequeathed to his young playmate, his original owner's son, when they were both eight years old. Hired out until he was twenty-one, Grandy describes each of his temporary masters—some cruel and some kind. His first wife is sold shortly after they marry, and he never sees her again. After saving his money whenever possible and buying his freedom for $600, Grandy is betrayed by his childhood friend, who sells him. Grandy marries again and purchases his freedom a second time, only to be once again betrayed. With the assistance of w ... More

Keywords: slavery, freedom, Moses Grandy, North Carolina, white friends, childhood friend

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869512
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869529_grandy

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moses Grandy, author

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