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  • [Frontispiece Image] From Memoirs of Samuel Spottford Clement Relating Interesting Experiences in Days of Slavery and Freedom.


  • [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.


  • [Image of First Page] Reader, here is the picture of the poor, way-faring, degraded Aaron. From The Light and Truth of Slavery. Aaron's History.


  • [Title Page Image] From Sunshine and Shadow of Slave Life. Reminiscences as told by Isaac D. Williams to "Tege".


  • [Title Page Image] Richard Allen, Bishop White, Absalom Jones From Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, by the Rev. George F. Bragg, in Honor of the Centennial of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Which Occurs in the Year 1916.


  • 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.


  • AFRICAN BUSHMAN. From Africa for Christ. Twenty-Eight Years a Slave.


  • African Bushman. From Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, or The Story of My Life in Three Continents.


  • BOB. 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.


  • BROWN. MADISON. Drawn on Stone from Life in Jail. Copyright Secured. From Trials and Confessions of Madison Henderson, Alias Blanchard, Alfred Amos Warrick, James W. Seward, and Charles Brown, Murderers of Jesse Baker and Jacob Weaver, as Given by Themselves; and a Likeness of Each, Taken in Jail Shortly after Their Arrest.


  • CATHERINE FERGUSON Founder of the First Sunday School Movement in New York City From Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction.


  • Cinque (FAC-SIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH) The Chief of the Amistad Captives. 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.


  • [Cover 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.


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


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


  • FRANCES, MY NATIVE BASSA GIRL. 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.


  • Frederick Douglass 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.


  • Frederick Douglass From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself.


  • 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.


  • From Harper's Weekly. Copyright, 1888, by Harper & Brothers. GENERAL HYPPOLITE. 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.


  • GUSTAVUS VASSA. OR Olaudah Equiano. 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.


  • HAROLD WOOD. BENJAMIN PAYNE. FRANK PAYNE. ALBERT THOMPSON. GILBERT HAVEN. From Africa for Christ. Twenty-Eight Years a Slave.


  • [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.


  • Henry O. Flipper 2d Lieut 10th Cavy. 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.


  • [Illustration] From Africa for Christ. Twenty-Eight Years a Slave.


  • J. Milton Clarke From Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years Among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So-Called Christian States of North America.


  • J. W. C. Pennington (FAC-SIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH) 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.


  • Jan Tzatzoe a Christian Chief of Amakosoe, South Africa 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.


  • 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).


  • From Harper's Weekly. Copyright, 1877, by Harper & Brothers JOHN BROWN. 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.


  • 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.


  • KATE ROACH, SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA. 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.


  • 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.


  • Lewis Clarke [Frontispiece Image] From Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years Among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So-Called Christian States of North America.


  • MAZIE D. SMITH. 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.


  • MISS C. PAINE, MISS CORRIN PAINE, MR. B.Y. PAINE, MRS. PATSY PAINE. 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.


  • MISSES SALONE. From Fifty Years of Slavery in the United States of America.


  • MR. SAMUEL BERRY, FATHER OF AMANDA SMITH. 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.


  • MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. See page 244. 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.


  • MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. See Page 212. From Uncle Tom's Story of His Life. An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1876. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an Introductory Note by George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M. P.


  • MRS. SARAH PEPPER GAINES From My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People.


  • NEGRO OF MOZAMBIQUE. From "M. PÉRON'S VOYAGE" 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.


  • NUBIAN NEGRO. From Africa for Christ. Twenty-Eight Years a Slave.


  • Nubian Negro. From Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, or The Story of My Life in Three Continents.


  • 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.


  • PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. From Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, or The Story of My Life in Three Continents.


  • PROFESSOR A. FERGUSSON. From Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, or The Story of My Life in Three Continents.


  • 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.


  • REV. HENRY PINCHEN. From My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People.


  • REV. NOAH DAVIS, PASTOR OF THE SARATOGA STREET AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH, BALTIMORE. [Frontispiece Image] From A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. Written by Himself, at the Age of Fifty-Four.


  • [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.


  • SARA ALLEN Wife of the First Bishop A. M. E. Church From Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction.


  • SOJOURNER TRUTH The Libyan Sibyl From Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction.


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


  • THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON COLONEL FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS Afterwards 33d U.S.C.T. From Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers.


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


  • Toussaint Louverture 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.


  • 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.


  • W. Wells Brown [Frontispiece Image] From The American Fugitive in Europe. Sketches of Places and People Abroad.


  • WALKER, THE SLAVE TRADER. From My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People.


  • Wm. W. Brown. [Frontispiece Image] From Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave. Written by Himself.


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


  • Yours Very truly, Elder I. Campbell. [Frontispiece Image] From An Autobiography. Bond and Free: Or, Yearnings for Freedom, from My Green Brier House. Being the Story of My Life in Bondage, and My Life in Freedom.