Aunt Sally, 1858


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This record was last updated on 02 Apr 2016

Image Reference
Sally01

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

Comments
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.