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My Life in the South

by Jacob Stroyer

My Life in the South is the vivid and touching autobiography of African-American former slave, Jacob Stroyer. It recounts experiences from his early childhood on the plantation up to his involvement in Confederacy's war effort and eventually his experience of becoming a free man.

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Stroyer was born on the Kensington Plantation in Eastover, South Carolina in 1849. In the first edition of My Life in the South (1879), Stroyer said he was born in 1846. But in the fourth edition (189...

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