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"I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat."

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Title
"I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat."
Names
Steward, Austin (1794-1860) (Author)
Collection

Twenty-two years a slave, and forty years a freeman; embracing a correspondence of several years, while president of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West. 3rd edition.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1861
Place: Rochester, N.Y.
Publisher: Allings & Cory
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92-S
Topics
Slavery
Slaves
African American men
Suicides
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPGR6260588-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11674682
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9407afe0-c60b-012f-5535-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1794: Creator Born
  • 1860: Creator Died
  • 1861: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. ""I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-74ac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. ""I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-74ac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1861). "I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-74ac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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"I walked hastily forward and turned around, when, oh, my God! What a sight was there! He still held the dripping knife, with which he had cut his throat."