Sketches Of Slave Life And From And From Slave Cabin To The Pulpit by Peter RandolphSketches Of Slave Life And From And From Slave Cabin To The Pulpit by Peter Randolph

Sketches Of Slave Life And From And From Slave Cabin To The Pulpit

byPeter RandolphEditorKatherine Clay Bassard

Paperback | February 1, 2016

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This book is the first anthology of the autobiographical writings of Peter Randolph, a prominent nineteenth-century former slave who became a black abolitionist, pastor, and community leader.

Randolph’s story is unique because he was freed and relocated from Virginia to Boston, along with his entire plantation cohort. A lawsuit launched by Randolph against his former master’s estate left legal documents that corroborate his autobiographies.

Randolph's writings give us a window into a different experience of slavery and freedom than other narratives currently available and will be of interest to students and scholars of African American literature, history, and religious studies, as well as those with an interest in Virginia history and mid-Atlantic slavery. 

 
Peter Randolph (1825e–1897) was born enslaved in Prince George County, Virginia. Randolph was freed upon his master’s death along with the entire plantation workforce. In 1847, sixty-six newly freed men, women, and children made the journey to begin life anew in Boston.Katherine Clay Bassard is professor of English and interim associat...
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Title:Sketches Of Slave Life And From And From Slave Cabin To The PulpitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:West Virginia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943665052

ISBN - 13:9781943665051

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"Readers will benefit not only from having Randolph’s texts available to them in this new form, but also from the critical interventions and extensive knowledge that Bassard’s introduction offers to various literary and historical fields."
—P. Gabrielle Foreman, University of Delaware