Author Jones's Book
The Known World
"The Known World" is an account of the life of Henry Townsend, a black slave owner in Virginia. It begins with his death and tells his story through flashbacks. He is born into slavery, but his father, a master wood worker, manages to buy freedom for himself and eventually the rest of his family. While still enslaved, Henry becomes a favorite of his white master. After he is freed and gets some land, he is persuaded to get some slaves of his own. H...
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Edward P. Jones Message Board 7/21/2005 5:35:32 PM
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