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Josiah Henson (b. 1789 - d. 1883)
MSA SC 5496-8783
Fled from slavery, Kentucky, 1830


Books -

Narratives Available via the University of North Carolina's Documenting the American South Project

Josiah Henson.  The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself. Boston: A. D. Phelps, 1849.

_____________.  Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1858.

_____________.  Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1876. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an Introductory Note by George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M. P. London: Christian Age Office, 1876.

Newspaper Articles -

"The Josiah Henson Story: Maryland Black History in Canada" by Delegate Dan Morhaim, Baltimore County,

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