The narratives of Henry Box
Brown are two similarly titled works of nonfiction: Narrative of Henry Box Brown, published in Boston in 1849, and Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself,
published in Manchester, England, in 1851. Both books tell the story of Henry Brown,
an enslaved man from Louisa
County who escaped to
freedom in March 1849 by having himself shipped in a box from Richmond to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Afterward, Brown
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