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Uncle Tom's Story of His Life
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Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Reverend Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson and John Lobb


This 1876 version of Josiah Henson's autobiography, the first of many editions issued by British editor John Lobb, followed the original 1849 edition and a much-expanded 1858 version. The autobiography traces Henson's life from his birth into slavery in Maryland in 1789; his escape to Canada in 1830; his participation in the founding of the Dawn Settlement for fugitive slaves in Ontario; and his several trips to England to raise funds for the settlement. Henson, who in his later years toured as the model for the Uncle Tom of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, describes his meeting with Stowe in 18 ... More

Keywords: Josiah Henson, John Lobb, autobiography, slavery, Maryland, Canada, Dawn Settlement, fugitive slaves, Harriet Beecher Stowe, slave life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869611
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869628_henson


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josiah Henson, author

John Lobb, editor