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Truth is stranger than fiction." An autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom") from 1789 to 1879

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Henson, Josiah, 1789-1883 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1879
Place: Boston
Publisher: B.B. Russell & Company
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92-H
Henson, Josiah, 1789-1883
Physical Description
Extent: Xxiv, 336 p. front. (port.) plates. 19 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11673970
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): feeaf110-c6b2-012f-89a7-58d385a7bc34
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