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180 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781949979831

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Before the War, and After the Union

An Autobiography by Sam Aleckson (Samuel Williams)

Edited by Susanna Ashton and Samuel "Aleckson" Williams

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

African American Literature

  • Slave narrative published under the author's true name for the first time
  • Urban witness of slavery in Charleston1Descendants' involvement and endorsement!
  • Exciting and strange connections to 20th century modernist literary history
  • Powerful refutation of myths about Black Confederates as his tells of his enslavement as a child to a confederate army officer
  • American Dream/Black Ascendancy stories