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The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years
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The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years: Written by a Friend, as Related to Him by Brother Jones

Thomas H. Jones

Abstract

Originally published in order to raise money to purchase his son's freedom, Thomas Jones's autobiography first appeared in the 1850s. This version, published in 1885, includes not only Jones's account of his childhood and young adult life as a slave in North Carolina, but also a long additional section in which Jones describes his experiences as a minister in North Carolina, while still enslaved, and then on the abolitionist lecture circuit in Massachusetts and the Maritime Provinces of Canada after he stowed away on a ship bound for New York in 1849. The narrative's most prominent focus is on ... More

Keywords: Thomas Jones, autobiography, slave, minister, North Carolina, abolitionist lecture, circuit, Massachusetts, New York, Maritime Provinces, shared religious devotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869536
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869543_jones

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas H. Jones, author