The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-Named Jeffrey Brace.

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Title

The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-Named Jeffrey Brace.

Creator

Brinch, Boyrereau and Prentiss, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1774 or 1775-1817

Date

1810

Description

Author: Brinch, Boyrereau and Prentiss, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1774 or 1775-1817; Publication Information: St. Albans [VT]: Printed by Harry Whitney, 1810.

Source

UNC Documenting the South

Subtitle

Containing an account of the kingdom of Bow-Woo, in the interior of Africa, with the soil, climate and natural productions, laws and customs peculiar to that place. : With an account of his captivity, sufferings, sales, travels, emancipation, conversion to the Christian religion, knowledge of the Scriptures, &c. : Interspersed with strictures on slavery, speculative observations on the qualities of human nature, with quotations from Scripture.

Publication Information

Printed by Harry Whitney

Place of publication

St. Albans [VT]

Physical Description

204 p.

Associated Newspaper

Franklin County Advertiser?

Documenting the American South Text

Notes

Questionable as to whether Brinch (aka Jeffrey Brace) or his white emanuensis Prentiss initiated publishing. Prentiss is copyright holder: deposited a copy of the title page in June. The book's upcoming publication was advertised for the next 5 months in the newspaper where the eighteen year old apprentice printer, Whitney, worked. Interestingly, newspaper went out of business within days of the book's publication.
See Kari J. Winter, "The Strange Career of Benjamin Franklin Prentiss, Antislavery Lawyer," Vermont History Vol. 79, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 2011): 121–140. https://vermonthistory.org/journal/79/VHS7902BenjaminFranklinPrentiss.pdf

Collection

Citation

Brinch, Boyrereau and Prentiss, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1774 or 1775-1817, “The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-Named Jeffrey Brace.,” Black Self-Publishing, accessed April 18, 2024, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/blackpublishing/items/show/11075.