The Deliverance of Henry 'Box' Brown

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dc.contributor.author Robbins, Hollis
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-29T23:40:41Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-29T23:40:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/32744
dc.description.abstract While The Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown has enjoyed a renewed interest in African American studies, few scholars have focused on the particular method of Brown’s escape from slavery to freedom—his overnight shipment by Adams Express from Richmond to Philadelphia—or the humor of his story. This paper argues that Brown’s initial celebrity is inextricably intertwined with public enthusiasm for rapid, reliable, and inexpensive mail delivery in antebellum America (notably in the abolitionist community) and with the daily comedy of the postman’s blindness to the contents of the mail. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Center for Africana Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Africana Studies Working Papers;008
dc.subject antebellum en
dc.subject abolition, abolitionist, Henry 'Box' Brown, Henry Brown, African American, slavery, freedom, antebellum America en
dc.title The Deliverance of Henry 'Box' Brown en
dc.type Article en

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