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The Resource Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself, by Henry Bibb

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself, by Henry Bibb

Label
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself
Title
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself
Statement of responsibility
by Henry Bibb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Bibb (1815-1854) was born to an enslaved woman named Mildred Jackson in Shelby County, Kentucky. His father was a state senator who never acknowledged him. His narrative documents his persistent attempts to escape to freedom, beginning at age ten, offering an insider's view of the degradation and varieties of slavery as well as its bitter legacies within families. Having finally settled in Detroit in 1842, Bibb joined the abolitionist lecture circuit and lived the rest of his days as a well-known African American activist who believed that Canada might offer a haven for the formerly enslaved. Bibb's autobiography, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, was published in 1849. Scholars have pointed out that Bibb's narrative has several distinguishing features among the larger body of slave narratives. Unusually, Bibb survived enslavement in the Deep South and later described it, and his narrative offers documentation of African folkways including conjuring and an account of Native American slaveholding practices as well. Henry Bibb was above all resilient and determined to achieve freedom for himself and others. Unwilling to abandon those he loved, he risked recapture several times to free them from enslavement, too. In the small span of his thirty-nine years he would live to be reunited with three of his brothers who had fled to Canada
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1815-1854
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bibb, Henry
Dewey number
306.3/62/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.B58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bibb, Henry
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Bibb, Henry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Kentucky
  • United States
Label
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself, by Henry Bibb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Published by the author, 1849
  • "A DocSouth Books edition."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1038710087
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (155 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469647593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv15819k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038710087
Label
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself, by Henry Bibb
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Published by the author, 1849
  • "A DocSouth Books edition."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1038710087
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (155 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469647593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv15819k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038710087

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