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The Blind African Slave: Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)

 
 
 
 
The Blind African Slave: Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
Author: Jeffrey Brace
ISBN 13: 9780299201449
ISBN 10: 299201449
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 2005-01-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $19.95
 
 

The narrative, originally transcribed with commentary by Benjamin F. Prentiss, was published in 1810 by St. Albans, Vermont. The narrator tells of his capture, the perfidy of English slave traders, the horror of the Middle Passage, the brutality of slavery in New England, and the difficulties of free life in Vermont. Winter (American studies, State U. of New York-Buffalo) finds it odd that a story including memories of Africa and an account of an African American fighting in the US War of Independence—both rare—would be so totally neglected for two centuries, but finds that until now, no one has done the research necessary to authenticate it. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR