TITLE

Canada's Uncle Tom

AUTHOR(S)
Johnston, Penelope
PUB. DATE
September 1990
SOURCE
History Today;Sep90, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles the Reverend Josiah Henson, a slave for 41 years, who founded the British American Institute, a refuge for runaway slaves in Ontario. Overview of the colony; How he raised funds in Britain and the United States to educate the ex-slaves and teach them a trade; How Henson inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel `Uncle Tom's Cabin'; Current museum that stands at the site of the original colony.
ACCESSION #
9010221906

 

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