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The Resource The odyssey of an African slave, by Sitiki ; edited by Patricia C. Griffin

The odyssey of an African slave, by Sitiki ; edited by Patricia C. Griffin

Label
The odyssey of an African slave
Title
The odyssey of an African slave
Statement of responsibility
by Sitiki ; edited by Patricia C. Griffin
Creator
NufGt0mdJe4
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recently discovered as a hand-written document in the Buckingham Smith Collection at the New York Historical Society, this remarkable first-person narrative traces the life of Sitiki, whose name was changed to Jack Smith after his enslavement in America. Captured and sold into slavery in Africa as a five-year-old, Sitiki traveled to America as a cabin boy. Eventually sold by the ship's captain to Josiah Smith of Savannah, Georgia, he lived there and in Connecticut with his new master. Captured by the British during the War of 1812, he was returned to the Smiths, to be freed only after the Civil War. He went on to become the first black Methodist minister in St. Augustine, Florida, where he established his own church. Patricia Griffin does not leave the story at the conclusion of the slave narrative, but explores Sitiki's experiences and places them in clear and valuable context. She presents the narrative unencumbered, allowing Sitiki's authority, compassion, and personality to speak for itself. Sitiki, also known as Jack Smith, was born in Africa and died, a free man, in St. Augustine, Florida. He wrote his memoir between 1869 and 1871 with the assistance of historian Buckingham Smith, his former master. Patricia C. Griffin is an independent historical anthropologist."--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
-1882
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sitiki
Dewey number
306.3/62092 B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444.S53
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griffin, Patricia C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sitiki
  • Sitiki
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Methodist Church
  • Saint Augustine (Fla.)
  • Africa, West
  • Sklave
  • USA
  • Freedmen
  • Methodist Church
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Africa, West
  • Florida
  • Florida
  • United States
Label
The odyssey of an African slave, by Sitiki ; edited by Patricia C. Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The narrative -- Slave and master -- Life in Africa -- Life before captivity -- Capture and enslavement -- House slave in a British settlement -- The Middle Passage to Charleston -- "Like a son" -- In the family of Josiah Smith -- Savannah, then north to Connecticut -- Back south and captured again -- Working with the Smith estate -- A slave's view of Spanish St. Augustine -- On becoming a freedman -- As Methodist minister in St. Augustine -- Jack's attitude toward his enslaved status -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronology -- Appendix B: Condition of the manuscript -- Appendix C: Analysis of Sitiki's language -- Appendix D: Buckingham Smith's last will and testament -- Appendix E: Jack Smith's obituary
Control code
ocn318874498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780813033914
Lccn
2009019231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o318874498
  • (OCoLC)318874498
Label
The odyssey of an African slave, by Sitiki ; edited by Patricia C. Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The narrative -- Slave and master -- Life in Africa -- Life before captivity -- Capture and enslavement -- House slave in a British settlement -- The Middle Passage to Charleston -- "Like a son" -- In the family of Josiah Smith -- Savannah, then north to Connecticut -- Back south and captured again -- Working with the Smith estate -- A slave's view of Spanish St. Augustine -- On becoming a freedman -- As Methodist minister in St. Augustine -- Jack's attitude toward his enslaved status -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronology -- Appendix B: Condition of the manuscript -- Appendix C: Analysis of Sitiki's language -- Appendix D: Buckingham Smith's last will and testament -- Appendix E: Jack Smith's obituary
Control code
ocn318874498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780813033914
Lccn
2009019231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o318874498
  • (OCoLC)318874498

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