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Author Ashton, Susanna

Title Before the War, and after the Union An Autobiography by Sam Aleckson (Samuel Williams)
Published Oxford : Clemson University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (178 p.)
Series African American Literature Ser
African American literature series.
Contents IntroductionEditorial notesThe People Before the War and After the Union. An Autobiography by Sam Aleckson1 Genealogy2 Childhood 3 The Fickle Maiden 4 The Lover 5 The Hunting Season at Pinetop 6 The Beginning of the End 7 In Town Again 8 A Turkey Stew 9 Tom Bale 10 Silla -- The Maid 11 The Appraisement 12 The Big Fire 13 Mr. Ward's Return to Pinetop 14 Roast Possum 15 After De Union 16 In the Land of the Puritans 17 The Town of Springlake 18 Wrong Impressions
Summary Sam Aleckson was the pen name for Samuel Williams, a man born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, who wrote a memoir about his life and the world around him during and after his bondage. Published privately by his family, Before the War and After the Union traces Williams's life from his earliest memories of being enslaved and forced to serve Confederate soliders in army camps, through the post-Civil War years as his family struggled to re-connect and build a new life during Reconstruction. It the ends with tales about his life as the head of a Southern Black family newly relocated to
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Aleckson, Sam, 1852-1946?
Aleckson, Sam, 1852-1946?
Enslaved persons -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography
Freed persons -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography
Autobiography: historical, political & military.
African Americans
Freed persons
Enslaved persons
South Carolina -- Charleston
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author ""Aleckson"" Williams, Samuel
ISBN 1949979849