Autobiography of Josiah Henson: An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom - Josiah Henson

Henson inspired Stowe's famous novel, and quite frankly, he should be more widely read. His narrative starts with violence towards his father, chronicles his work and eventually buying then losing his freedom, then taking his freedom. He is far more compelling in some ways than Douglas, perhaps because he is a family man.

 

 

Part of the Civl Summer Reading List.