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A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery : with a preface, by the Rev. T. Price, D.D.

Title
A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery : with a preface, by the Rev. T. Price, D.D.
Author
Roper, Moses.
Publication
London : Harvey and Darton, 55, Gracechurch Street. To be had also of G. Wightman, 24, Paternoster Row; William Ball, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster Row; and at the Anti-Slavery Office, 18, Aldermanbury, MDCCCXXXIX. [1839]

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TextUse in library Sc Rare 326.92-R (Roper, M. His adventures and escape from American slavery. 1839)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
  • Price, Thomas, 1802-1868.
  • Tuckey, Mary B.
  • Wightman, George, -1841
  • Ball, William (Publisher)
  • Room, Henry, 1802-1850
  • Cochran, John, active 1821-1865
  • Harvey & Darton (London, England), publisher.
  • British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society, publisher.
  • Johnston & Barrett, printer.
Description
xvi, [2], 193, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., port.; 15 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Alternative Title
Roper's escape from slavery
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Note
  • "Entered at Stationers' Hall."--verso of title page.
  • "London: Johnston & Barrett, printers, 13, Mark Lane."--printer statement, verso of title page.
  • "Lines written on the occasion of the escape to England of Mr. Moses Roper, late an American slave, now a freeman of Great Britain"--p. [117]-120, signed at end: M.B. Tuckey. Cork, Ferney, Ocy. 31, 1838.
  • Last page blank.
  • Frontispiece portrait signed: H. Room, pinxt. ; J. Cochran, sculpt.
Provenance (note)
  • inscribed: in ink on recto of endleaf preceding frontispiece plate "Eliz. Latchmead. Northampton." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Introduction to the third edition -- ch. 1. Birth place of the author ; Thie first time he was sold from his mother ; He passes through several hands -- ch. 2. The author is sold to Mr. J. Gooch ; The cruel treatment he both received and witnessed while on that estate ; Repeated attempts at running away ; Escapes to his mother, after being absent from her about ten years ; Meets with his sister, whom he had never seen before, on the road, who conducted him to his mother -- ch. 3. An account of the author's meeting with his mother, who did not know him, but was with her a very short time before he was taken by armed men and imprisoned for thirty-one days, and then taken back to his master -- ch. 4. The author is flogged and punished in various ways, but still perseveres in his attempts to escape, till he was sold to Mr. Wilson -- ch. 5. The author was not long with Mr. Wilson, who was a Negro trader, before he was exchanged to Mr. Rowland, who was also a trader, for another slave, and after being with him for about a year was sold to Mr. D. Goodly, who soon exchanged him again to Mr. Louis -- ch. 6. Travels with Mr. Louis to Pendleton Indian Springs, from thence to Columbus, where he was sold at auction to Mr. Beveridge ; His travels and history with Mr. B. ; Is sold again to Mr. Register -- The author last attempt and final escape from Marianna to Savannah ; From thence to New York ; Quarantined at Statten Island -- His arrival at New York ; On to Poughkeepsie ; Albany ; Bogester ; Vermont ; Boston, and returned from thence to New York and embarked for England, November, 1834 -- The author arrives at Liverpool, Nov. 29th, 1835 ; Makes his way for London -- Lines written on the occasion of the escape to England of Mr. Moses Roper, late an American slave, now a freeman of Great Britain, by Miss Puckey [i.e. Tuckey] -- Appendix: ch. 1. American slavery ; ch. 2. No colour exempt from slavery in the United States ; ch. 3. Numbers enslaved ; ch. 4. Civil condition of the enslaved ; ch. 5. Moral condition of the enslaved ; ch. 6. Sentiments favourable to the perpetuity of American slavery ; ch. 7. Facts demonstrating the safety of immediate and unconditional emancipation ; ch. 8. Facts demonstrating the danger of continued slavery ; ch. 9. Special recognition of slavery in the District of Columbia.
Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-R (Roper, M. Narrative of the adventures. 1839)
OCLC
  • 4221658
  • 4221658
  • NYPGR4221658-B
Author
Roper, Moses.
Title
A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery : with a preface, by the Rev. T. Price, D.D.
Imprint
London : Harvey and Darton, 55, Gracechurch Street. To be had also of G. Wightman, 24, Paternoster Row; William Ball, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster Row; and at the Anti-Slavery Office, 18, Aldermanbury, MDCCCXXXIX. [1839]
Edition
Third edition. Thirteenth thousand.
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-R (accession no. B572177) inscribed: in ink on recto of endleaf preceding frontispiece plate "Eliz. Latchmead. Northampton." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
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Added Author
Price, Thomas, 1802-1868.
Tuckey, Mary B. Lines written on the occasion of the escape to England of Mr. Moses Roper, late an American slave, now a freeman of Great Britain.
Harvey & Darton (London, England), publisher.
Wightman, George, -1841, publisher.
Ball, William (Publisher), publisher.
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society, publisher.
Johnston & Barrett, printer.
Room, Henry, 1802-1850, illustrator.
Cochran, John, active 1821-1865, engraver.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Running Title
Roper's escape from slavery
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-R (Roper, M. Narrative of the adventures. 1839)
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