African-American

Father Henson's story of his life

Henson, Josiah Father Henson's story of his life is a slave narrative detailing the events in the life of Josiah Henson. Henson was born to slavery in the state of Maryland. It is widely reported that it is his story for which Uncle Tom's Cabin was based. The preface is written by Harriet Beecher Stowe . Also includes frontispiece portrait. The titlepage is shown below.



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