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This unique collection consists of the most influential memoirs - powerful & unflinching narratives of former slaves and stories of people who helped them; including records and letters which unfold all the hardship, hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts to reach freedom:

Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman

12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery

The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves

Harriet: The Moses of Her People – Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs)

Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist

The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter

Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave – Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies

Father Henson's Story of His Own Life – by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families

The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave!

The Confessions of Nat Turner

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft)

Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes)

Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D.

Fiction & Literature
9 February

More Books by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Solomon Northup, Willie Lynch, Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Mary Prince, William Craft, Ellen Craft, Louis Hughes, Jacob D. Green, Booker T. Washington, Olaudah Equiano, Elizabeth Keckley, William Still, Sarah H. Bradford, Josiah Henson & Harriet Beecher Stowe