NicholiVolta wrote: ↑
October 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Good job finding Henry Box Brown's book Mary! Just remembered another piece of non-fiction African-American public domain literature. Again, I'm having trouble finding it easily available:
Memoirs of the Life of Boston King (1798), by Boston King
That's the only place I can seem to find it. His name makes it problematic to try to find his story. If anyone wants to try to find a better version of it, be my guest.
Interesting. You probably wouldn't find it under his name anyway, since it looks like it was published as a part of a collection. Your link says it is from "The Methodist Magazine, March 1798." I found several volumes of this magazine at archive.org, but not this volume, it seems.
It just so happens that I live and work very close to a Methodist university which appears to have all, or almost all, of these volumes in its library. If you really want to read it, I may be able to go by there and see if they'll let me scan the relevant pages. I'm not sure when, though. Not this week, but maybe next.
EDIT: On a closer look, it appears that it was published in serial form, in four installments from March to June. We'd need to find all four volumes.