The STORY Of A SLAVE.; The Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times -- hitherto Unwritten -- from the Pen of One Who has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress. Sensationalist African-American Literature.

The STORY Of A SLAVE.; The Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times -- hitherto Unwritten -- from the Pen of One Who has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress.

(n. p.): Published for the Trade [Wesley, Elsmore & Benson], 1894. 1st Edition. Cf Blockson 10106, for a different, presumably later, edition. [4], vi, 214 pp. Frontispiece. Intratextual illustrations, included in the pagination. 7-3/16" x 5". Original printed paper wrappers. Significant biopredation to right side of volume, though even with this paper loss, in terms of printed matter, only affecting the top edge of the frontispiece & one page number in the Contents. Spine paper mostly perished. A Fair - Good copy of this uncommon work. Item #49454

"... in the narrative which follows the autobiographer confines himself to a faithful accounting of the events which marked his own life in bondage, analyzing the problems which slavery presented, only in their relevancy to his own condition. Much that is not said, and more which cannot be written, is plainly to be read between the lines." [Preface, p. ii].

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