Truth stranger than fiction. Father Henson's story of his own life. With an introduction by Mrs. H.B. Stowe.

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

Henson, Josiah (1789-1883) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1858
Place: Boston; Cleveland
Publisher: J.P. Jewett and Company; H.P.B. Jewett
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92H
Slavery -- United States
Physical Description
Extent: Xii, 212 p. front. (port.) 19 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11668407
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 73c31e50-c605-012f-5e2d-58d385a7bc34
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