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Silvia Dubois : A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt her Mistres and Gand her Fredom

Silvia Dubois : A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt her Mistres and Gand her Fredom front cover

Silvia gives the history of her childhood, her removal with her master to Great Bend – where she gained her freedom. The history she gives covers the journey with her child from Great Bend back to New Jersey on foot through an almost unbroken forest. She also provides a candid account of the place where she came to reside, her opinion of former and present neighbors, together with many facts and incidents that have occurred in her long life.  Her story also shows the habits and customs of people of long ago, their manner of living, the way in which the slaves were treated, etc. Her humor and wittiness is threaded throughout the book.

NOTE:  An extensive amount of the first half of the book is given over to various Introductions, Forewards, and commentaries. If you want to cut to the chase and read Silvia’s account of her history, you will want to skip to Sections 3 & 4. 

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Silvia Dubois : A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt her Mistres and Gand her Fredom front cover

Silvia gives the history of her childhood, her removal with her master to Great Bend – where she gained her freedom. The history she gives covers the journey with her child from Great Bend back to New Jersey on foot through an almost unbroken forest. She also provides a candid account of the place where she came to reside, her opinion of former and present neighbors, together with many facts and incidents that have occurred in her long life.  Her story also shows the habits and customs of people of long ago, their manner of living, the way in which the slaves were treated, etc. Her humor and wittiness is threaded throughout the book.

NOTE:  An extensive amount of the first half of the book is given over to various Introductions, Forewards, and commentaries. If you want to cut to the chase and read Silvia’s account of her history, you will want to skip to Sections 3 & 4. 

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