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William Johnsons Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary of a Free Negro William Ransom Hogan

William Johnsons Natchez: The Ante-Bellum Diary of a Free Negro

William Ransom Hogan

Published September 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780807118559
Paperback
848 pages
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The discovery in 1938 of the diary and personal papers of William Johnson (ca. 1809-1851), a free Negro of Natchez, Mississippi, made possible the publication of this fascinating volume. Johnsons diary offers a firsthand account of a former slaveMoreThe discovery in 1938 of the diary and personal papers of William Johnson (ca. 1809-1851), a free Negro of Natchez, Mississippi, made possible the publication of this fascinating volume. Johnsons diary offers a firsthand account of a former slave who rose from harsh circumstances to become a successful businessman. It is also an intimate portrait of life and social relations in a southern town in the years leading up to the Civil War.