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The Resource The life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave, Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar

The life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave, Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar

Label
The life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave
Title
The life and adventures of Henry Bibb
Title remainder
an American slave
Statement of responsibility
Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1849 and largely unavailable for many years, The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb is among the most remarkable slave narratives. Born on a Kentucky plantation in 1815, Bibb first attempted to escape from bondage at the age of ten. He was recaptured and escaped several more times before he eventually settled in Detroit, Michigan, and joined the antislavery movement as a lecturer. Bibb's story is different in many ways from the widely read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl . He was owned by a Native American; he is one of the few ex-slave autobiographers who had labored in the Deep South (Louisiana); and he writes about folkways of the slaves, especially how he used conjure to avoid punishment and to win the hearts of women. Most significant, he is unique in exploring the importance of marriage and family to him, recounting his several trips to free his wife and child. This new edition includes an introduction by literary scholar Charles Heglar and a selection of letters and editorials by Bibb
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Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1815-1854
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bibb, Henry
Dewey number
976.9/00496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.B58 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heglar, Charles J
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bibb, Henry
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Bibb, Henry
  • Bibb, Henry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Kentucky
  • United States
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Sklaverei
Label
The life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave, Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
731694246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283159524
Lccn
00042307
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299168902
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731694246
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The life and adventures of Henry Bibb : an American slave, Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
731694246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283159524
Lccn
00042307
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299168902
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731694246
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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