New Release Books by Louis Hughes

Louis Hughes is the author of Autobiography of a Mississippi Slave (2022), Mediterranean, Malta Or Undulant Fever and LADIES TAILOR COMP INSTRUCTOR (2016).

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Autobiography of a Mississippi Slave

release date: Jun 13, 2022
Autobiography of a Mississippi Slave
This Autobiography of a Mississippi Slave is the powerful true story of Louis Hughes, who was born into slavery in 1832, and gained his freedom at the end of the Civil War. He paints a descriptive picture of life on a Mississippi cotton plantation, providing readers with a look into the everyday workings of the farm while inviting us to understand the sufferings of the slaves.Hughes describes the role of slaves inside the house and in the fiields, the treatment of his masters, how holidays were celebrated, how food was provided and clothing was made, life in Memphis just before the war, and so many other details of this sad time in our history. You will cheer him on in his multiple attempts at escape to the north, and celebrate as he gains his ultimate freedom on the 4th of July.Every American story deserves to be read in full, and this firsthand account of slavery proviedes an honest look into the heart and mind of a man who was denied the basic human right of liberty for the first decades of life. There are lots of opinions about the Civil War, why it was fought, and about Abraham Licoln, but to Hughes and his fellow slaves, it was about one thing: freedom.Originally published in 1897 as Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, this edition by Knowledge Keepers Bookstore contains the full and unchanged text as written by Hughes, with added photographs of life in slavery. It also includes the full text of the Emancipation Proclomation from President Lincoln on January 1, 1863.Hughes' writing style is easy to read, making this book suitable for elementary age students up to adults. Though there are some very sad and disturbing scenes from the lives of the slaves, it is the perfect accompaniment to a study of 1800s American history at any age.


release date: Aug 28, 2016
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