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Thirty Years A Slave

by Louis Hughes

In Thirty Years A Slave Hughes provides vivid descriptions and explicit accounts of how the McGee plantation in Mississippi, and the McGee mansion in Tennessee functioned--accounts of the lives of the many slaves that lived, suffered and sometimes died under the cruel and unusual punishments meted out by Boss and his monstrously unstable and vindictive wife. He described the profane manner in which this peculiar institution dehumanized, on a daily basis, not only the black man but even more so the white man.

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English

Original Language

Englilsh

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1896

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Louis Hughes

United States

Louis Hughes was an African-American slave born in Virginia. He is the author of the memoir Thirty Years a Slave. Hughes was born in 1832 to a white plantation owner and black slave in Charlottesvill...

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