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Fifty Years in Chains: Or, the Life of an American Slave (1859) was an abridged and unauthorized reprint of the earlier Slavery in the United States (1836). In the narratives, Ball describes his experiences as a slave, including the uncertainty of slave life and the ways in which the slaves are forced to suffer inhumane conditions. He recounts the qualities of his various masters and the ways in which his fortune depended on their temperament. As slave narrative scholar William L. Andrews has noted, Ball's oft-repeated narrative directly influenced the manner and matter of later fugitive slave narratives.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. About This Edition
  2. p. 3
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. PREFACE.
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. FIFTY YEARS IN CHAINS; or, THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN SLAVE.
  1. CHAPTER I.
  2. pp. 12-19
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  1. CHAPTER II.
  2. pp. 20-32
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  1. CHAPTER III.
  2. pp. 33-45
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  1. CHAPTER IV.
  2. pp. 46-56
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  1. CHAPTER V.
  2. pp. 57-65
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  1. CHAPTER VI.
  2. pp. 66-73
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  1. CHAPTER VII.
  2. pp. 74-84
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  1. CHAPTER VIII.
  2. pp. 85-87
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  1. CHAPTER IX.
  2. pp. 88-110
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  1. CHAPTER X.
  2. pp. 111-120
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  1. CHAPTER XI.
  2. pp. 121-135
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  1. CHAPTER XII.
  2. pp. 136-147
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  1. CHAPTER XIII.
  2. pp. 148-156
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  1. CHAPTER XIV.
  2. pp. 157-172
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  1. CHAPTER XV.
  2. pp. 173-181
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  1. CHAPTER XVI.
  2. pp. 182-192
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  1. CHAPTER XVII.
  2. pp. 193-201
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  1. CHAPTER XVIII.
  2. pp. 202-217
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  1. CHAPTER XIX.
  2. pp. 218-226
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  1. CHAPTER XX.
  2. pp. 227-239
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469607863
Related ISBN
9781469607849
MARC Record
OCLC
818846388
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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