Autobiography of James L. Smith, including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc. James L. Smith.
Autobiography of James L. Smith, including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc
Autobiography of James L. Smith, including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc
Autobiography of James L. Smith, including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc

Autobiography of James L. Smith, including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc

Norwich, CT: Press of the Bulletin Co. 1881. xiii, 150p, wood-block frontis portrait of the author, 5 x 7.75 inch first edition cloth boards with gilt cover titling; spine mildly sunned, has a half-inch chip to head, front hinge cracked, corner-tips turned and frayed, find former owner's presentation inscription to a church library on front free endsheet. Narrative by a former slave from Virginia who escaped to Massachusetts and reminisced in his memoir about events of and during his lifetime. Written as a way "to aid him in this, his means of support in his declining years"

"My people will be styled a nation yet, and also claim their nationality. For this they have fought and suffered hundreds of years in servitude and bondage."

Cat.No: 168706

Price: $125.00