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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 71

6. Lewis Clarke, Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke, During a Captivity of More than Twenty-Five Years, among the Algerines of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America (Boston: David H. Ela, 1845). (108 p.)

Narrative of a man of mixed ancestry who spent his childhood as a slave in Kentucky. Eventually, he made his way to Oberlin, Ohio, and gained his freedom. The narrative contains rich detail of slave life and the underground railroad. (The collection has a copy of Lewis Clarke’s narrative distributed by another printer in volume 48 [no. 2].)