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Recollections of My Slavery Daysby Singleton, William Henry
Publisher: North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Retail Price: $16.00
Issue: Summer 2001
First published in a New York newspaper in 1922, this memoir by William Henry Singleton recounts his youth as a slave in North Carolina, subsequent escape through Confederate lines to Union-held New Bern, and eventual service in the newly-formed First North Carolina Colored Volunteers (34th U.S.C.T.). Looking back on emancipation, Singleton writes: "As a slave I was only property, something belonging to somebody else. I had nothing to call my own. Now I am treated as a man." Includes an introduction, endnotes, and index.