Aunt Sally, 1858

Description

The book's sub-title is A narrative of the slave-life and purchase of the mother of Rev. Isaac Williams, of Detroit, Michigan. At the time of publication, Aunt Sally was living in Detroit with her son, Issac, a pastor of a Methodist church. Sally had been a slave in Fayettville, North Carolina when, around twenty-five years before the book's publication, she was separated from Issac and sold to a speculator in Alabama. The engraving shown here was apparently based on an eye-witness drawing.

Source

Aunt Sally or, The Cross the Way of Freedom (Cincinnati, 1859), facing title page

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Sally01

Spatial Coverage

North America--North Carolina

Citation

"Aunt Sally, 1858", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1529
The book's sub-title is A narrative of the slave-life and purchase of the mother of Rev. Isaac Williams, of Detroit, Michigan. At the time of publication, Aunt Sally was living in Detroit with her son, Issac, a pastor of a Methodist church. Sally had been a slave in Fayettville, North Carolina when, around twenty-five years before the book's publication, she was separated from Issac and sold to a speculator in Alabama. The engraving shown here was apparently based on an eye-witness drawing.
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