Our Nig, Or, Sketches From the Life of A Free Black

Our Nig, Or, Sketches From the Life of A Free Black

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Our Nig is the tale of a mixed-race girl, Frado, abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father. Frado becomes the servant of the Bellmonts, a lower-middle-class white family in the free North, while slavery is still legal in the South, and suffers numerous abuses in their household. Frado's story is a tragic one; having left the Bellmonts, she eventually marries a black fugitive slave, who later abandons her.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9780142437773
Branch Call Number: FIC WILSON
Characteristics: liii, 103 p. ; 20 cm.


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Feb 18, 2015

An important slave narrative from 1859 that, in this updated edition, has extensive notes and historical background. We always associate slavery with the South, but Wilson was born in and lived in New England.


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