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Henson, Josiah 1789-1883

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Works: 109 works in 388 publications in 6 languages and 6,047 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Slave narratives  History  Juvenile works  Manuscripts  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E444, B
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Father Henson's story of his own life by Josiah Henson( Book )

15 editions published between 1858 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Tom's story of his life; an autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson, 1789-1876 by Josiah Henson( )

12 editions published between 1876 and 1971 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Henson was born into slavery in Maryland in 1789, and?eventually escaped to Canada in 1830, where?he?became a Methodist preacher?and founded a trade?school and community for fugitive slaves, called The Dawn Settlement. In 1849, Henson published his original autobiography, which helped in part to inspire the story and?characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin. When Henson republished this expanded and updated?edition of his autobiography in 1876, Beecher Stowe provided the preface
"Truth is stranger than fiction." An autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom") from 1789 to 1879 by Josiah Henson( Book )

3 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young people's illustrated edition of "Uncle Tom's" [i.e. J. Henson's] story of his life (from 1789 to 1877) by Josiah Henson( Book )

7 editions published between 1877 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Josiah Henson : an inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom by Josiah Henson( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firsthand account by the man widely regarded as the person who provided much of the material for the revered character in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henson recalls his childhood, forced separation from his wife and children, escape to Canada, role as "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and meeting with Queen Victoria in England
The life of Josiah Henson : an inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom by Josiah Henson( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789?1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family, Henson fled with his wife and children to Ontario, where he became a leader in the Afro-Canadian community. -- Henson's narrative recounts the circumstances of his bondage, his conversion to Christianity, and his fruitless attempts to buy his freedom. Risking starvation, exposure, and recapture, the Henson family walked from Kentucky to Ohio. Native Americans assisted the struggling family, as did sympathetic boatmen who ferried them across Lake Erie. Safely established as a tenant farmer and clergyman in a new country, Henson took an active role in organizing a self-sufficient community. His memoirs helped alert his contemporaries to the horrors and heartbreak of slavery, and they offer modern readers an authentic account of one family's triumph over injustice and inhumanity
The life of Josiah Henson, formerly a slave. by Josiah Henson( Book )

7 editions published between 1852 and 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson : (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom") : from 1789 to 1876 by Josiah Henson( Book )

11 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Josiah Henson : formerly a slave, now an inhabitant of Canada by Josiah Henson( )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 - May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1830, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden in Kent County. Henson's autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself (1849), is widely believed to have inspired the character of the fugitive slave, George Harris, in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Wirkliche Lebensgeschichte des Onkels Tom in Frau Beecher-Stowe's "Onkel Tom's Hütte." by Josiah Henson( Book )

5 editions published between 1878 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rev. Josiah Henson, "Uncle Tom", in Scotland : report of farewell meeting and presentation in the City Hall, Glasgow, Friday, April 20, 1877( Book )

2 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unchained -- Powerful & Unflinching Narratives of Former Slaves : 28 True Life Stories in One Volume: Including Hundreds of Documented Testimonies, Records on Living Conditions and Customs in the South & History of Abolitionist Movement by Henry Bibb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection consists of the most influential narratives of former slaves and the stories of people who have helped them. With their powerful & unflinching stories, they changed people's convictions and shook the very foundation of slavery: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
L'oncle Tom : mémoires : l'autobiographie de celui qui inspira le célèbre personnage de Harriet Beecher by Josiah Henson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONCE UPON a SLAVE : 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition: With Hundreds of Documented Testimonies & True Life Stories: Memoirs of Frederick Douglass, Underground Railroad, 12 Years a Slave, Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl, Na by Henry Bibb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of "ONCE UPON A SLAVE: 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
BREAKING THE CHAINS - the Essential & Powerful Narratives that Shook the Roots of Slavery (17 Books in One Volume) : Memoirs of Frederick Douglass, Underground Railroad, 12 Years a Slave, Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl, Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Running A Thousand Miles for Freedom and many more by Elizabeth Keckley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection consists of the most influential memoirs - powerful & unflinching narratives of former slaves and stories of people who helped them; including records and letters which unfold all the hardship, hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts to reach freedom: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman 12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves Harriet: The Moses of Her People - Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Father Henson's Story of His Own Life - by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! The Confessions of Nat Turner The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft) Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes) Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D. Green) Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)
All about Jesus by Alexander DICKSON( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oom Tom's levensgeschiedenis, van 1789 tot 1877 by Josiah Henson( Book )

5 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the Reverend Josiah Henson by Josiah Henson( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onkel Toms (Pastor Josiah Hensons) lefnadshistoria från 1789 till 1877 by Josiah Henson( Book )

2 editions published in 1877 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Onkel Toms" livshistorie : en selvbiografi by Josiah Henson( Book )

6 editions published between 1877 and 1879 in Norwegian and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erindringer fra prædikanten Josiah Henson's (f. 1789) lange liv, skiftevis som slave og fri mand, hans møde med forfatterinden Harriet Beecher Stowe, hans arbejde for frigivelsen af slaverne og hans kamp for at skaffe midler til de fattige og hans rejser og ophold i bl.a. Canada og England
 
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Alternative Names
Josiah Henson activista estadounidense nacido en la esclavitud

Josiah Henson American activist and minister

Josiah Henson schrijver

Uncle Tom

ジョサイア・ヘンソン

乔赛亚·亨森

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