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Thomas Lewis Johnson’s Africa for Christ was published in 1882. Reprinted in 1999, copies are available at £14. The book has 72 pages. Johnson had spent twenty-eight years in slavery in Virginia, moved to England for his education, worked in Cameroon as a Baptist missionary, and then promoted black-led Christian mission work in Africa in both the U.S.A. and Britain. He settled in London in the 1880s and then in Bournemouth where, in 1909, an enlarged Twenty-eight Years a Slave; Or, the Story of My Life in Three Continents was published. Originals cost £50 to £60. Copies are available at £25; and a reissued version by Hard Press appeared in 2012.

The 1909 book has been included in the University of North Carolina’s on line documentation – http://www.docsouth.unc.edu/neh.

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