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My Life in the South

My Life in the South by Jacob Stroyer
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Born into slavery in 1849, My Life in the South is Jacob Stroyer’s engrossing first hand look at his life as a slave. After the Civil War, Stroyer moved to Salem, Massachusetts and became a minister. A much sought-after speaker, he was urged by listeners to write down his memories. Originally published in 1879 when he was thirty, this is a fascinating collection of stories about the training, discipline and burdens the slave had to bear as well as some of the customs of slaves and southern society.

Digital Scanning, Inc.; June 2001
89 pages; ISBN 9781582187174
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Title: My Life in the South
Author: Jacob Stroyer