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Born into slavery in North Carolina around 1786, Moses Grandy was bequeathed to his young playmate, his original owner's son, when they were both eight years old. Hired out until he was twenty-one, Grandy describes each of his temporary masters--some cruel and some kind. His first wife is sold shortly after they marry, and he never sees her again. After saving his money whenever possible and buying his freedom for $600, Grandy is betrayed by his childhood friend, who sells him. Grandy marries again and purchases his freedom a second time, only to be once again betrayed. With the assistance of white friends, Grandy buys his freedom a third time and moves north. He is also able to purchase the freedom of his second wife, but their children remain in slavery. Grandy wrote this ###Narrative# to raise funds for the freedom of his children.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. About This Edition
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Life of Moses Grandy
  2. pp. 9-35
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469602844
Related ISBN
9780807869512
MARC Record
OCLC
769189689
Pages
36
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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