Slave narrative

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In the later years that slavery existed as an institution in the United States, and for some years after its abolution, some freed slaves published accounts of their experiences. These accounts were heavily used by the slavery abolition movement.

William Wells Brown
Frederick Douglass
John Andrew Jackson
Twelve years a slave (1853) by Solomon Northup (a free-born black kidnapped into slavery)
Booker T. Washington
Harriet Jacobs-Narrative of the Life of a Slave Girl
The Interesting Narrative and the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African, 1789
Narrative of Moses Roper's Adventures and Escape from American Slavery, 1837
The narrative of William Wells Brown, 1847