Aunt Sally, 1858
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.
Aunt Sally or, The Cross the Way of Freedom (Cincinnati, 1859), facing title page
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North America--North Carolina
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