Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom


Thirty Years a Slave is an example of a literary form known as "the slave narrative" or "captivity literature". This particular narrative recounts the story of the Louis Hughes. While Harriet Beecher Stowe had captivated the nation with Uncle Tom's Cabin the slave narrative was critically important in the drive for emancipation because it provided the details of the experience, corroborating and strengthening the argument against slavery.

Preface.

Chapter I.

Chapter II.

Chapter III.

Chapter IV.

Chapter V.

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