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History of the Book Lecture | The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict

The inside cover and first page of "The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict."
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
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The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict

The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, the earliest-known prison memoir written by an African American, was acquired by the Beinecke in 2009. The manuscript, never published, provides an account of the author's experiences behind bars in New York State in the mid-19th century.

Cathy Baker, Conservation Librarian and Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan

Caleb Smith, Professor of English and American Studies, Yale University

Lecture: Feb. 4, 4:30 pm

Seminar: Feb. 5, 5 pm

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