Puttin’ on Ole Massa
The Slave Narratives of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northrup
In Puttin’ on Ole Massa the noted historian Gilbert Osofsky has edited the autobiographies of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northrup that tell of their time as slaves before the Civil War. His superb introduction is a great help for understanding how these narratives were written. Together they help us see how the slavery culture in America continues to affect us all today.