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    • The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

    • By: Austin Reed, Caleb Smith - editor, David W. Blight - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript: the memoir of Austin Reed, a free black man born in the 1820s who spent most of his early life ricocheting between forced labor in prison and forced labor as an indentured servant. Lost for more than 150 years, the handwritten document is the first known prison memoir written by an African American.

    Regular price: $27.95