The Life of Josiah Henson
Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada
By (author) Josiah Henson
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Life of Josiah Henson by Josiah Henson
Book DescriptionThe character Uncle Tom, from Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is based on the life of Josiah Henson (1789-1882). Born in Maryland, Henson escaped and fled to Dresden, Ontario, Canada in 1830. In 1841, a group of abolitionists, including Henson, created a community/school for runaway slaves called the British-American Institute for Fugitive Slaves. On the 200 acre parcel, Henson and his friends built a grist mill and a saw mill. After emancipation, many of the former slaves returned to the United States, though Henson remained in Canada until his death in 1882.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557095855
Paperback / softback
(207mm x 128mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Applewood Books
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson fled with his family to Ontario. Avid readers of his 1849 memoir included Harriet Beecher Stowe, who acknowledged its influence on Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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