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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave

Henry Bibb

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Henry Walton Bibb was born a slave. His father was white although his identity was not positively known. Bibb was separated from his mother at a very young age and hired out to other slave owners for most of his childhood. Always yearning for his freedom, he made his first escape from slavery in 1842. He was recaptured and escaped, recaptured and escaped over and over; but he never gave up on his desire to be a man in control of his own destiny.Bibb eventually escaped the bondage of servitude for good and dedicated his life to speaking out against the institution of slavery. In the process he helped others obtain their freedom. He published Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, and American Slave in 1849 telling the story of his daily life as a slave, as a runaway and as a free man. He also illustrated the depravity of that “man-destroying system” and the “idea of utter helplessness in perpetual bondage.”Bibb stated in his Author's Preface that there were other very popular slave narratives published before his own; nevertheless, the uniqueness of his story is in the details of his experiences which, like the others, shine a glaringly truthful beam of light on the sins of this nation. Ultimately Bibb made his way to Canada where in 1851 he published the first black newspaper of that Country, Voice of the Fugitive. He died in 1854 at the age of 39. (Introduction by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

29:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:52