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The Resource The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict
Title
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict
Statement of responsibility
Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a prisoner in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. Austin Reed was born a free man near Rochester, NY in the 1820s. As a young adult, he was sent to a juvenile reform school in Manhattan, where he learned to read and write. In the decades that followed, Reed would be repeatedly incarcerated for theft in a state prison in Auburn. It was there that he began to write this memoir, which explores America's first reformatory and first industrial prison from an inmate's point of view, and the great cruelties and kindnesses he experienced in those places, excavating patterns of racial segregation, exploitation, and bondage extending beyond the boundaries of the slaveholding South, into free New York. A work of uncommon, haunting beauty, this is a major historical document that transforms our understanding of nineteenth-century history and literature"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 365/.34
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9468.R44
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1634461
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxx, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812997095
Lccn
2015017693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1634461
  • (Sirsi) 1634461
  • (OCoLC)910239457
Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1634461
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxx, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812997095
Lccn
2015017693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1634461
  • (Sirsi) 1634461
  • (OCoLC)910239457

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