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Three Years in Europe

WILLIAM WELLS BROWN , ASSISTED BY WILLIAM FARMER

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ISBN 10: 1108075622 / ISBN 13: 9781108075626
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Título: Three Years in Europe

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Paperback

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William Wells Brown (1814?-84) was uncertain of his own birthday because he was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. He managed to escape to Ohio, a free state, in 1834. Obtaining work on steamboats, he assisted many other slaves to escape across Lake Erie to Canada. In 1849, having achieved prominence in the American anti-slavery movement, he left for Europe, both to lecture against slavery and also to gain an education for his daughters. He stayed in Europe until 1854, since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 had made it possible that he could be taken back into slavery if he returned. Meanwhile, he had begun to write both fiction and non-fiction, and this account of his travels in Europe, prefaced by a short biography, was published in 1852. Brown was able to return to the United States in 1854, when British friends paid for his freedom.

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William Wells Brown (1814?-84) was born a slave in Kentucky, but escaped to Ohio in 1834. In 1849, having achieved prominence in the anti-slavery movement, he left for Europe, to lecture against slavery, and this account of his travels in Europe, prefaced by a short biography, was published in 1852.

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