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Ball, Charles

Jeannine DeLombard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1039 words.

Ball, Charles (1781?–?), fugitive slave, soldier, and memoirist, was born on a tobacco plantation in Calvert County, Maryland, the son of slave parents whose names are unknown. When Ball...

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Bell, James Madison

Mamie E. Locke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1126 words.

Bell, James Madison (03 April 1826–1902), abolitionist, poet, and lecturer, was born in Gallipolis, Ohio. His parents’ identities are unknown. At age sixteen, in 1842, he moved to...

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Bibb, Henry Walton

Gregory S. Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Journalism; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1358 words.

Bibb, Henry Walton (10 May 1815–1854), author, editor, and antislavery lecturer, was born into slavery on the plantation of David White of Shelby County, Kentucky, the son of James Bibb, a...

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Brown, John

F. N. Boney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1181 words.

Brown, John (1810?–1876), field hand and author, was born in Southampton County, Virginia, the son of slaves Joe and Nancy. For most of his life as a slave he was called Fed or Benford. At...

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Brown, William Wells

R. J. M. Blackett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1424 words.

Brown, William Wells (1814?–06 November 1884), author and reformer, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the son of George Higgins, a relative of his master, and Elizabeth, a slave. Dr. John...

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Chamerovzow, Louis Alexis (1816–1875), anti-slavery campaigner and author

Richard Huzzey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Literature. 1618 words.

Chamerovzow, Louis Alexis (1816–1875), anti-slavery campaigner and author, was born in Brighton, Sussex, on 24 April 1816, the son of Alexis Chamerovzow (1774–1821) and his wife, Agathe...

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Clarke, Lewis G.

Gregory S. Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1660 words.

Clarke, Lewis G. (1815–1897), author and antislavery lecturer, was born into slavery on the plantation of his maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell, in Madison County, Kentucky, the son of...

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Dickson, William (bap. 1751, d. 1823), writer and abolitionist

H. T. Dickinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 2946 words.

Dickson, William (bap. 1751, d. 1823), writer and abolitionist, was baptized on 8 September 1751 at Moffat, Dumfriesshire, the first of four children born to Margret Russel (d. 1760) and...

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Equiano, Olaudah [Gustavus Vassa] (c. 1745–1797), author and slavery abolitionist

James Walvin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Literature. 1133 words.

Equiano, Olaudah [Gustavus Vassa] (c. 1745–1797), author and slavery abolitionist, was in the words of his own Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano born 'in a charming vale,...

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Griffith Browne, Mattie

Joe Lockard.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1462 words.

Griffith Browne, Mattie (01 January 1825?–25 May 1906), antislavery writer and women's suffrage activist, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Griffith. Her...

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