My Southern Home or, The South and Its People


Read by James K. White

(4.5 stars; 33 reviews)

William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave; his father was a white man who never acknowledged his paternity. Brown escaped slavery at about the age of 20. For many years he worked as a steam boatman and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York. In 1843, he became a lecturer for the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, and was a contemporary of Frederick Douglass.

Brown went to Europe in 1849 to encourage British support for the anti-slavery movement in the United States. He remained there until 1854 when British abolitionists purchased his freedom. Soon afterward, he returned to the United States to continue his work in the abolitionist movement.

Throughout his life he wrote several books, including his autobiography, Three Years In Europe; Or, Places I Have Seen And People I Have Met, Clotel, and The Rising Son; or, The Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race, among others. In My Southern Home: Or, The South And Its People, Brown’s final work, he reflects on his life and his experiences as a slave from a post-emancipation perspective. It is a review of his travels through several southern states during the time of slavery, including his observations and commentary on the social and political relationships between whites and African Americans of that period. (Introduction by James K. White) (7 hr 17 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface/Chapter I 18:54 Read by James K. White
02 - Chapter II 29:01 Read by James K. White
03 - Chapter III 12:48 Read by James K. White
04 - Chapter IV 17:31 Read by James K. White
05 - Chapter V 24:59 Read by James K. White
06 - Chapter VI 10:12 Read by James K. White
07 - Chapter VII 23:15 Read by James K. White
08 - Chapter VIII 13:50 Read by James K. White
09 - Chapter IX 10:55 Read by James K. White
10 - Chapter X 14:41 Read by James K. White
11 - Chapter XI 23:27 Read by James K. White
12 - Chapter XII 7:45 Read by James K. White
13 - Chapter XIII 31:38 Read by James K. White
14 - Chapter XIV 13:05 Read by James K. White
15 - Chapter XV 6:15 Read by James K. White
16 - Chapter XVI 15:10 Read by James K. White
17 - Chapter XVII 6:04 Read by James K. White
18 - Chapter XVIII 21:47 Read by James K. White
19 - Chapter XIX 17:18 Read by James K. White
20 - Chapter XX 19:23 Read by James K. White
21 - Chapter XXI 5:25 Read by James K. White
22 - Chapter XXII 13:27 Read by James K. White
23 - Chapter XXIII 8:11 Read by James K. White
24 - Chapter XXIV 10:20 Read by James K. White
25 - Chapter XXV 18:03 Read by James K. White
26 - Chapter XXVI 9:13 Read by James K. White
27 - Chapter XXVII 9:13 Read by James K. White
28 - Chapter XXVIII 15:57 Read by James K. White
29 - Chapter XXIX 9:57 Read by James K. White

Reviews

Thought provoking book; superb reader


(5 stars)

The author's recollections of his life and the society of the 19th century are wise, ironic and at times heartbreaking. A caution that the language is of the era and offensive words were common back then The reader, James K White narrates the story exceptionally well, handling the dialects with complete ease,conveying the real meaning behind the words.

Insightful book, great reading


(5 stars)

A very interesting book that has far too many insights that are still relevant today. Great reading by James K. White. Thanks so much!


(5 stars)

Great perspective on slavery and post civil war Negro life from an intellect who lived at the time. Wonderful reader!

A very good book read by an A+ reader.


(5 stars)

TripleJmom


(5 stars)

Enjoyed the book and the narrator!


(4.5 stars)

Great story well constructed. Great reader