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Anna’s Leap

Terri L. Snyder

in The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Description of the suicide attempt of Anna, an enslaved woman. Confined to an attic in the District of Columbia, she was part of a coffle of slaves destined for Georgia in 1815. She awaited transport ... More


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