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My Southern Home or, The South and Its People

William Wells Brown

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History

Description:

William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave; his father was a white man who never acknowledged his paternity. Brown escaped slavery at about the age of 20. For many years he worked as a steam boatman and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York. In 1843, he became a lecturer for the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, and was a contemporary of Frederick Douglass. Brown went to Europe in 1849 to encourage British support for the anti-slavery movement in the United States. He remained there until 1854 when British abolitionists purchased his freedom. Soon afterward, he returned to the United States to continue his work in the abolitionist movement. Throughout his life he wrote several books, including his autobiography, Three Years In Europe; Or, Places I Have Seen And People I Have Met, Clotel, and The Rising Son; or, The Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race, among others. In My Southern Home: Or, The South And Its People, Brown’s final work, he reflects on his life and his experiences as a slave from a post-emancipation perspective. It is a review of his travels through several southern states during the time of slavery, including his observations and commentary on the social and political relationships between whites and African Americans of that period. (Introduction by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:58