Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave

Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave by Josiah Henson 155709585X 9781557095855
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The character Uncle Tom, fr om Harriet Beecher Stowes bestselling novel, Uncle Toms 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.

Author: Josiah Henson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 100

Publisher: Applewood Books

Publication Date: 2002-06-01

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