Narrative of James Williams, an American slave, who was for several years a driver on a cotton plantation in Alabama.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Williams, James (b. 1805) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1838
Place: New York
Publisher: American Anti-Slavery Society
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92-W
Slavery -- United States
Physical Description
Extent: Xxiii, 25-108 p., [1] leaf of plates ; 16 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11662313
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 08256f40-c605-012f-8fe0-58d385a7bc34
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