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Josiah Henson

The Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada

The Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada

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The character Uncle Tom, fr om 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Henson, Josiah
Published: 06/01/2002
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781557095855
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.27lbs
Size: 8.14h x 5.04w x 0.25d
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