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A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery
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A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery

Moses Roper

Abstract

This book can be read as an extended autobiographical meditation on the meaning of race in antebellum America. First published in England, the text documents the life of Moses Roper, beginning with his birth in North Carolina and chronicling his travels through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Roper was able to obtain employment on a schooner named The Fox, and in 1834 he made his way to freedom aboard the vessel. Once in Boston, he was quickly recruited as a signatory to the constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), but he sailed to England the next year. Roper's narrativ ... More

Keywords: race, antebellum America, Moses Roper, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, schooner, Boston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869659
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869666_roper

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moses Roper, author

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