Recollections of My Slavery Days

By Katherine Mellen Charron, David S. Cecelski

Recollections of My Slavery Days

Approx. 140 pp., 5.75 x 7.75, 19 halftones

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8652-6287-4
    Published: January 2007

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

A new, annotated edition of an important slave narrative first published in 1922. Written by William Henry Singleton, who had been a slave on a Craven County, North Carolina plantation, this volume is a compelling account of a long and remarkable journey from slavery to freedom in the American South. Singleton recounts his years as a slave in antebellum North Carolina, his escape to Union-occupied territory during the Civil War, and his wartime service in the African Brigade, before concluding with a brief sketch of his life after 1865.

About the Authors

Katherine Mellon Charron received a Ph.D in history from Yale University. She is assistant professor at Iowa State University.
For more information about Katherine Mellen Charron, visit the Author Page.

Historian David S. Cecelski received a Ph.D from Harvard University and is the author of several award-winning books, including The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina.
For more information about David S. Cecelski, visit the Author Page.