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Author Reed, Austin, 1823?- author.

Title The life and the adventures of a haunted convict / Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 REED,A    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 REED,A    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description lxx, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Reed, Austin, 1823?-
African American prisoners -- New York (State) -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Reformatories -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Prisons -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Smith, Caleb, 1977- editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN 9780812997095 hardcover
0812997093 hardcover

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