America is good enough for us.
Of private differences personal to himself, my brother had none.
John Brown was tried for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to insurrection.
As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school.
THE autumn of 1850 brought an event freighted with deep significance to me. My mother died.
When I first concluded to print the book, I made an honest effort to construct it in the third person.
The attack of John Brown upon Harper's Ferry came upon Virginia like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky.
In those days, slavery was not looked upon, even in Quaker Philadelphia, with the shudder and abhorrence one feels towards it now.
My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon. John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer, and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
It is true, there was no public-school system, and the reason for it was very plain. The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.