Events in the history of James W. C. Pennington, Pastor of a Presbyterian Church, New York, formerly a slave in the State of Maryland, United States.
The principal portion of the ‘Tract,’ as Mr. Pennington modestly styles his book, consists of an autobiography of his early life as a slave, and of his escape from bondage, and final settlement in New York as a Presbyterian Minister. His adventures and hair breadth escapes invest the narrative with startling interest, and excite the deepest sympathies of the reader
- My Birth and Parentage
- The Flight
- A dreary night in the woods
- The good woman of the toll gate
- Seven months’ residence in the family of J. K.
- Some account of the family I left in slavery
- The feeding, clothing, and religious instruction of the slaves