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Before the War, and After the Union – An Autobiography by Sam Aleckson (Samuel Williams) - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Before the War, and After the Union: An Autobiography by Sam Aleckson (Samuel Williams)

Susanna Ashton and Samuel "Aleckson" Williams


Sam Aleckson was the pen name for Samuel Williams, a man born into slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, who wrote a memoir about his life and the world around him during and after his bondage. It is published here for the first time under his own name and with biographical and interpretive context. Published privately by his family, Before the War and After the Union traces Williams’s life from his earliest memories of being enslaved and forced to serve Confederate soliders in army camps, through the post–Civil War years as his family struggled to reconnect and build a new life during Recons ... More

Keywords: Slavery, African American, Civil War, South Carolina, Authorship, Vermont, Reconstruction, Memoir, Autobiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979831
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Ashton, editor
Clemson University

Samuel "Aleckson" Williams, author

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