Austin Steward: Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman; With an Introduction by Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease. Austin Steward.

Austin Steward: Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman; With an Introduction by Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1969. Paperback. xv, [1], 221 p.; 21 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. This is the third in the publisher's series Fugitive Slave Narratives. Austin Steward (1793-1869) was born a slave in Virginia and escaped in 1814 after his master moved the household to New York State. He went to Rochester, N.Y., and worked for Dennis Comstock, the president of the Manumission Society, while going to school. In the 1830s he worked with fugitive slaves in Canada. He returned to Rochester in 1837 and published his autobiography in 1857. In Very Good+ Condition: cover is rubbed; spine is sunned; clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #007813

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