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Wells Brown, we bid him God speed in his mission to Europe, and we. .
Wells Brown, we bid him God speed in his mission to Europe, and we cordially commend him to the hospitality of the friends of humanity. The kindness with which Wm. Wells Brown was received on his first arrival seems to have met with no diminution.
William Wells Brown (c. 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky, near the town of Mount Sterling, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 19. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for abolitionist causes and became a prolific writer.
He had been sold into slavery, under the following circumstances. She said, as all her children were in slavery, she did not wish to leave them. His father was drunkard, and very poor, with a family of five or six children. I could not bear the idea of leaving her among those pirates, when there was a prospect of being able to get away from them. After much persuasion I succeeded in inducing her to make the attempt to get away. The time fixed for our departure was the next night.
by William Wells Brown (Author).
from American Slavery (1851) This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. His novel Clotel (1853) is considered the first novel written by an African American; it was published in London, where he was living at the William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian
From the Liberty Bell of 1848.
From the Liberty Bell of 1848. Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; Or, The President's Daughter. By William Wells Brown. Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States. Three Years in Europe: Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met. The Negro in The American Rebellion His Heroism and His Fidelity.
by Brown, William Wells. Published 1851 by C. Gilpin in London. Slaves, Biography, Slavery. African American writers collection.
Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States. Clotel; or, the President's Daughter. The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave. Three Years in Europe, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met. William Wells Brown. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.