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Uncle Tom's Story of His Life

ISBN13: 9781594625664
ISBN: 1594625662
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $12.45
Publisher: Book Jungle
Published Date:
Pages: 248
Average Goodreads rating: 4.21/5

The character Uncle Tom is based on the life of Josiah Henson (1789-1882). He was born in Maryland, but managed to escape to Dresden, Ontario, Canada in 1830. In 1841, a group of abolitionists, including Henson, created a community/school for runaway slaves called the British-American Institute for Fugitive Slaves. After emancipation, many of the former slaves returned to the United States, though Henson remained in Canada until his death in 1882.