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The Resource The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, by Austin Reed ; edited by Caleb Smith ; with a preface by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, by Austin Reed ; edited by Caleb Smith ; with a preface by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict
Title
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict
Statement of responsibility
by Austin Reed ; edited by Caleb Smith ; with a preface by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a prisoner in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. Austin Reed was born a free man near Rochester, NY in the 1820s. As a young adult, he was sent to a juvenile reform school in Manhattan, where he learned to read and write. In the decades that followed, Reed would be repeatedly incarcerated for theft in a state prison in Auburn. It was there that he began to write this memoir, which explores America's first reformatory and first industrial prison from an inmate's point of view, and the great cruelties and kindnesses he experienced in those places, excavating patterns of racial segregation, exploitation, and bondage extending beyond the boundaries of the slaveholding South, into free New York. A work of uncommon, haunting beauty, this is a major historical document that transforms our understanding of nineteenth-century history and literature"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462740
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1823?-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Austin
Dewey number
  • 365/.34
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Caleb
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reed, Austin
  • African American prisoners
  • African Americans
  • Reformatories
  • Prisons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, by Austin Reed ; edited by Caleb Smith ; with a preface by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1488465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxx, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812997095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812997095
  • (OCoLC)910239457
Label
The life and the adventures of a haunted convict, by Austin Reed ; edited by Caleb Smith ; with a preface by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1488465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxx, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812997095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812997095
  • (OCoLC)910239457

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