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The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

by Austin Reed, Caleb Smith, David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

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This recently-discovered memoir describes the life of a young, black man who was born a free man, but sent to juvenile reform school in Manhattan and then repeatedly incarcerated in a state prison throughout his adult life in the 18th century.