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Thirty years a slave from bondage to freedom : the autobiography of Louis Hughes : the institution of slavery as seen on the plantation in the home of the planter by Louis Hughes

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Published by NewSouth Books in Montgomery, AL .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Alabama.,
  • Alabama


  • Hughes, Louis, 1832-,
  • Slaves -- United States -- Biography.,
  • African Americans -- Biography.,
  • Plantation life -- Alabama.,
  • Slaves -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- 19th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: Milwaukee, South Side Printing Co., 1897.

Statementwith a new foreword by William Andrews.
LC ClassificationsE444 .H89 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination154 p. ;
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3576674M
ISBN 101588380912
LC Control Number2002151747

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Thirty Years a Slave. From Bondage to Freedom. By. Louis Hughes. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Read Chapter I. of Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom by Louis Hughes. The text begins: LIFE ON A COTTON PLANTATION. BIRTH—SOLD IN A RICHMOND SLAVE PEN. I was born in Virginia, in , near Charlottesville, in the beautiful valley of the Rivanna river. My father was a white man and my mother a negress, the slave of one John Martin. Ultimately, Thirty Years A Slave is an expression of Hughes’s desire to accurately describe the nature of the influence that the institution of slavery had on this country during the two hundred years in which it existed here, and the influence it continues to have on the heart and soul of a post-Civil War, postth Amendment United States/5().   Thirty Years A Slave by Louis HUGHES ( - ) Louis Hughes was born a slave near Charlottesville, Virginia to a white father and a black slave woman. Throughout his life he worked mostly as a.