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  • [Frontispiece Image] From The Story of a Slave. A Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times--Hitherto Unwritten--From the Pen of One Who Has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From My Own Life Story.


  • [Frontispiece Image] COURT HOUSE From Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured His Freedom by Running Away from His Master's Farm in 1843.


  • [Frontispiece Image] J. W. HOLLEY, EVANGELIST From The Old Faithful Servant: Life History of J.W. Holley: Born and Reared a Slave: After Freedom Became a Worker in the Master's Vineyard.


  • [Frontispiece Image] Quamino. From Memoir of Quamino Buccau, a Pious Methodist.


  • [Frontispiece Image] REV. D. F. DAVIS. From The Life of the Rev. Dandridge F. Davis, of the African M. E. Church. With a Brief Account of His Conversion and Ministerial Labors, from August 1834, till March 1847. Also, a Brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. David Conyou, of the A. M. E. C. and His Ministerial Labors. To Which Is Annexed the Funeral Discourse Delivered at the Ohio Conference, in Zanesville, on the Decease of the Rev. D. F. Davis, by the Author.


  • Olaudah Equiano or GUSTAVUS VASSSA. the African Publish'd March 1789 by G. Vassa [Frontispiece Image] From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself. Vol. I.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From The Life and Adventures of Zamba, an African Negro King; and His Experience of Slavery in South Carolina. Written by Himself. Corrected and Arranged by Peter Neilson.


  • Alexander Walters [Frontispiece Image] From My Life and Work.


  • All men are created equal Th Jefferson PRINTED BY WEED AND PARSONS. The Crest of the Arms of the United States, was the Thirteen Stars dispelling the Cloud. The reverse side of the Arms or Seal was an unfinished Pyramid. The likeness was copied with great care and accuracy from Stuart's; the motto is from Jefferson's original draft, and the signature, a fac-simile of his autograph, on the Declaration of Independence. [Frontispiece Image] From Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn; with Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist: Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India, and Africa as an Independent Missionary.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman.


  • BISHOP L. H. HOLSEY, D.D. [Frontispiece Image] From Autobiography, Sermons, Addresses, and Essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.


  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AND HIS FAMILY. [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography: The Story of My Life and Work.


  • Broken Gloom. [1st Frontispiece Image] From Sketches of the History, Character, and Dying Testimony, of Beneficiaries of the Colored Home, in the City of New-York.


  • Crispus Attucks, the First Martyr of the American Revolution, King (now State) Street, Boston, March 5th, 1770. Page 16. [Frontispiece Image] From The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution: With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: To Which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans.


  • DR. J. L. M. CURRY, WASHINGTON, D. C. [3rd Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography: The Story of My Life and Work.


  • Eleanor Eldridge [Frontispiece Image] From Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge.


  • Elisha W. Green [Frontispiece Image] From Life of the Rev. Elisha W. Green, One of the Founders of the Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute--Now the State University at Louisville; Eleven Years Moderator of the Mt. Zion Baptist Association; Five Years Moderator of the Consolidated Baptist Educational Association and Over Thirty Years Pastor of the Colored Baptist Churches of Maysville and Paris. Written by Himself.


  • ELIZA SUGGS. [Frontispiece Image] From Shadow and Sunshine.


  • ELLEN CRAFT. The fugitive slave. [Frontispiece Image] From Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery.


  • Fred. Douglass. [Frontispiece Image] From Frederick Douglass.


  • Frederick Douglass [Frontispiece Image] From Frederick Douglass The Colored Orator.


  • Frederick Douglass. [Frontispiece Image] From My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. Life as a Slave. Part II. Life as a Freeman.


  • From a Colodion by J. Dudman. [Frontispiece Image] From Slave Life in Georgia: A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings, and Escape of John Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Now in England.


  • FRONT VIEW OF THE COLORED HOME. [2nd Frontispiece Image] From Sketches of the History, Character, and Dying Testimony, of Beneficiaries of the Colored Home, in the City of New-York.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years. Written by a Friend, as Related to Him by Brother Jones.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, Who Lived Forty Years in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia, as a Slave Under Various Masters, and was One Year in the Navy with Commodore Barney, During the Late War.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From The New Man: Twenty-Nine Years a Slave,Twenty-Nine Years a Free Man.


  • [Frontispiece Image] Moses Roper [Signed]. In 1840. From Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery. With an Appendix, Containing a List of Places Visited by the Author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British Isles; and Other Matter.


  • [Frontispiece Image] BISHOP ISAAC LANE, LL.D. (AT EIGHTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE) From Autobiography of Bishop Isaac Lane, LL.D. with a Short History of the C.M.E. Church in America and of Methodism.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Life of George Henry. Together with a Brief History of the Colored People in America.


  • HARRIET TUBMAN. [Frontispiece Image] From Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped from Slavery, Enclosed in a Box 3 Feet Long and 2 Wide. Written from a Statement of Facts Made by Himself. With Remarks Upon the Remedy for Slavery. By Charles Stearns.


  • Henry O. Flipper, AS A CADET [Frontispiece Image] From The Colored Cadet at West Point. Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U. S. A., First Graduate of Color from the U. S. Military Academy.


  • HON. FREDERICK DOUGLASS. [2nd Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography: The Story of My Life and Work.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Experience and Personal Narrative of Uncle Tom Jones; Who Was for Forty Years a Slave. Also the Surprising Adventures of Wild Tom, of the Island Retreat, a Fugitive Negro from South Carolina.


  • Isaac Mason. [Frontispiece Image] From Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave.


  • JAN TZATZOE, ANDRIES STOFFLES, THE REVd DRd PHILIP & REVd MESSrs READ, SENr & JUNr giving Evidence before the Committee of the House of Commons. [Frontispiece Image] From A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.


  • JEHUDI ASHMUN. [Frontispiece Image] From Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary in "Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia. With An Appendix, Containing Extracts from his Journal and Other Writings; With a Brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary".


  • JOANNA. [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam. (From Stedman's Narrative of a Five Year's Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam).


  • JOHN JASPER From John Jasper: The Unmatched Negro Philosopher and Preacher.


  • John Jasper. [Frontispiece Image] From The Life of Rev. John Jasper, Pastor of Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., from His Birth to the Present Time, with His Theory on the Rotation of the Sun.


  • Josiah Henson [Frontispiece Image] From Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life.


  • JOSIAH HENSON. [Frontispiece Image] From Josiah: The Maimed Fugitive. A True Tale.


  • Josiah Henson [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ("Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1881. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Introductory Notes by George Sturge, S. Morley, Esq., M. P., Wendell Phillips, and John G. Whittier. Edited by John Lobb, F.R.G.S. Revised and Enlarged.


  • A Lady teaching her little brother and the Author, prior to the latter redeeming his mother, who remains with the lady. The author goes to his new home, carrying with him obedience, truth, honesty, willing at all times to receive good instruction, by which means he was treated as one of the family, and wanted for nothing. [Frontispiece Image] From The Looking-Glass: Being a True Report and Narrative of the Life, Travels, and Labors of the Rev. Daniel H. Peterson, a Colored Clergyman; Embracing a Period of Time from the Year 1812 to 1854, and Including His Visit to Western Africa.


  • LEILA AMOS PENDLETON [Frontispiece Image] From A Narrative of the Negro.


  • Lewis Clarke [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke, During a Captivity of More than Twenty-Five Years, Among the Algerines of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America.


  • LUNSFORD LANE. [Frontispiece Image] From Lunsford Lane; or, Another Helper from North Carolina.


  • MARSHAL'S POSSE WITH BURNS MOVING DOWN STATE STREET.[Frontispiece Image] From Anthony Burns: A History.


  • MR. AND MRS. L. P. RAY [Frontispiece Image] From Twice Sold, Twice Ransomed: Autobiography of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ray.


  • Mr. Clay's Overseer outwitted. See page 62. [Frontispiece Image] From The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina," after Forty Years of Slavery.


  • MRS. MAGNOLIA BOND. [2nd Frontispiece Image] From From Slavery to Wealth. The Life of Scott Bond. The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance.


  • A NEW PORTRAIT OF MR. WASHINGTON "When I had something to say about white people I said it to white people; when I had something to say about coloured people I said it to coloured people." [Frontispiece Image] From My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience.


  • OLD GLORY! From From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery.


  • Peter Wheeler. [Frontispiece Image] From Chains and Freedom: Or, The Life and Adventures of Peter Wheeler, a Colored Man Yet Living. A Slave in Chains, a Sailor on the Deep, and a Sinner at the Cross.


  • Phillis Wheatley Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston [Frontispiece Image] From Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and a Slave. Dedicated to the Friends of the Africans.


  • RESURRECTION OF HENRY BOX BROWN, AT PHILADELPHIA. [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself.


  • REV. ALEXANDER BETTIS [Frontispiece Image] From Brief Sketch of the Life and Labors of Rev. Alexander Bettis. Also an Account of the Founding and Development of the Bettis Academy.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Biography of Rev. David Smith of the A. M. E. Church; Being a Complete History, Embracing over Sixty Years' Labor in the Advancement of the Redeemer's Kingdom on Earth. Including "The History of the Origin and Development of Wilberforce University.".


  • REV. JORDAN W. EARLY [Frontispiece Image] From Life and Labors of Rev. Jordan W. Early, One of the Pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South.


  • REV. ROBERT ANDERSON and FAMILY. [Frontispiece Image] From The Anderson Surpriser. Written After He Was Seventy-Five Years of Age. The Author Was Born in Liberty County, Ga., on the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, 1819, and United with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Year 1839. This Book Contains an Account of His Florida and Northern Trip, Written by Himself, Giving Much Valuable Information of the People Among Whom He Had Been Several Months.


  • [2nd Frontispiece Image] REV. ROBERT ANDERSON AND FAMILY. From The Life of Rev. Robert Anderson. Born the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord 1819, and Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839. This Book Shall Be Called The Young Men's Guide, Or, the Brother in White.


  • [Frontispiece Image] REV. ROBERT ANDERSON. From The Life of Rev. Robert Anderson. Born the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord 1819, and Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839. This Book Shall Be Called The Young Men's Guide, Or, the Brother in White.


  • REV. WM. MACK LEE Still Residing in the South [2nd Frontispiece Image] From History of the Life of Rev. Wm. Mack Lee: Body Servant of General Robert E. Lee Through the Civil War: Cook from 1861 to 1865.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From Aunt Sally: or, The Cross the Way of Freedom. A Narrative of the Slave-life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams of Detroit, Michigan.


  • SAMUEL HALL. [Frontispiece Image] From Samuel Hall, 47 Years a Slave; A Brief Story of His Life Before and After Freedom Came to Him.


  • Yours most truly Samuel R. Ward [Frontispiece Image] From Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: His Anti-Slavery Labours in the United States, Canada, & England.


  • SCOTT BOND AT 40. [1st Frontispiece Image] From From Slavery to Wealth. The Life of Scott Bond. The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance.


  • SOJOURNER TRUTH, "THE LIBYAN SIBYL." [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her "Book of Life".


  • SOJOURNER TRUTH. [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, in 1828.


  • SOLOMON IN HIS PLANTATION SUIT. [Frontispiece Image] From Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853.


  • The Log Hut in Elbert County, Ga., on the Plantation of Thomas Jones, where Bishop Heard was born, June 25, 1850. [Frontispiece Image] From From Slavery to the Bishopric in the A.M.E. Church. An Autobiography.


  • The master mounted on his horse driving John before him. pp. 7 8. [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of the Life of Thomas Cooper.


  • Yours Truly Lucy A Delaney [Frontispiece Image] From From the Darkness Cometh the Light or Struggles for Freedom.


  • [Frontispiece Image] TOUSSAINT L'OVERTURE. From Reflections on the Life and Times of Toussaint L'Overture, the Negro Haytien, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Ruler under the Dominion of France, and Author of The Independence of Hayti.


  • Very truly your friend, Wm. Wells Brown. [Frontispiece Image] From My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People.


  • W. Wells Brown [Frontispiece Image] From Three Years in Europe: Or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From From Slavery to a Bishopric, or, The Life of Bishop Walter Hawkins of the British Methodist Episcopal Church Canada.


  • Yours truly for Africa Thos. L. Johnson [Frontispiece Image] From Africa for Christ. Twenty-Eight Years a Slave.


  • Yours truly, Jas. M. Gregory. [Frontispiece Image] From Frederick Douglass The Orator. Containing an Account of His Life; His Eminent Public Services; His Brilliant Career as Orator; Selections from His Speeches and Writings.


  • [Frontispiece Image] From What Experience Has Taught Me: An Autobiography of Thomas William Burton.