Unboxing of Henry Brown

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The Unboxing of Henry Brown documents the amazing history of Henry Box Brown, the daring fugitive who shipped himself out of slavery in a sealed box. Based on more than a decade of research in the United States and England, author Jeffrey Ruggless book tells the dramatic but true story of Brown, an industrial slave in Virginia, an abolitionist activist in New England, and a performer for a quarter-century on the English stage. Ruggles not only provides the most detailed account of the escape story yet published but also tells of Brown's development as a showman while exhibiting his painted panorama, The Mirror of Slavery. Just as Brown used imagery to recount the realities of American slavery, The Unboxing of Henry Brown features a rich collection of images related to his life, his published slave narrative, and his performances - many presented for the first time.

Written by Jeffrey Ruggles.

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