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Henson, Josiah 1789-1883

Overview
Works: 92 works in 361 publications in 8 languages and 5,707 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  History  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Manuscripts  Slave narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E444, B
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Father Henson's story of his own life by Josiah Henson( Book )

20 editions published between 1858 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 78 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
"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 )

2 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1876 version of Josiah Henson's autobiography, the first of many editions issued by British editor John Lobb, followed the original 1849 edition and a much-expanded 1858 version. The autobiography traces Henson's life from his birth into slavery in Maryland in 1789; his escape to Canada in 1830; his participation in the founding of the Dawn Settlement for fugitive slaves in Ontario; and his several trips to England to raise funds for the settlement
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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One manuscript, in the hand of Samuel Atkins Eliot, dictated from the words of Josiah Henson in 1849. This narrative was first published the same year, to significant fanfare, and was subsquetly issued in numerous editions, both domestically and internationally. In the years following the first published edition of this narrative, Henson was said to have been Harriet Beecher Stowe's inspiration for the character of Uncle Tom. This manuscript contains a number of corrections and insertions, presumably in the hand of Eliot himself
An autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson : (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom") : from 1789 to 1876 by Josiah Henson( Book )

10 editions published between 1876 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 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

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

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

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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about Jesus by Alexander Dickson( Book )

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

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

4 editions published between 1876 and 1969 in English and held by 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Henson's story of his own life : with an introduction by Josiah Henson( Book )

4 editions published between 1858 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Onkel Toms" livshistorie : en selvbiografi, 1789-1876 by Josiah Henson( Book )

4 editions published between 1877 and 1878 in French and Danish and held by 3 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
Father Henson's story by Josiah Henson( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of ... J. Henson ... Edited by J. Lobb ... New edition ... enlarged by Josiah Henson( Book )

2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Moses, the real Uncle Tom by Jessie L Beattie( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the life of Josiah Henson, an ex-slave who escaped to Canada and founded the Negro refugee colony at Dawn, Ontario. Using his own memoirs and other contemporary sources, Miss Beattie has given us an authentic and exciting picture of this arresting figure in Canadian life, whose early years provided Harriet Beecher Stowe with material for her character of Uncle Tom."
Autobiography of Josiah Henson : an inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom by Josiah Henson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2 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
 
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The life of Josiah Henson : formerly a slave, now an inhabitant of Canada
Alternative Names
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

Languages
English (225)

German (9)

French (8)

Dutch (7)

Norwegian (6)

Swedish (3)

Welsh (3)

Danish (2)

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