A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by Himself

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Title

A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by Himself

Description

Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, alias James Albert, was a formerly enslaved man who wrote and published his autobiography in England in 1772. In his autobiography, he describes how he was captured in Africa, brought to the Caribbean and then to New York, and sold as a slave to Reverend Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen. Gronniosaw provides a detailed account of his life as an enslaved man in Frelinghuysen's household in the Raritan Valley.

Pictured here is the title page of the second edition.

The full text of Gronniosaw's autobiography has been transcribed and made available digitally through Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). A complete scan of the second edition is accessible through HathiTrust.

Date

1772

Language

English

Publisher

Printed by W. Gye in Westgate-Street, and sold by T. Mills, Bookseller, in King's-Mead Square

Identifier

BOOK-Gronniosaw

Collection

Citation

Gronniosaw, James Albert Ukawsaw, “A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by Himself,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed January 28, 2023, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/176.