Harriet E. Adams Wilson, Hattie Wilson

Born in Dorchester County, Maryland (some sources say Milford, New Hampshire, and some say Fredericksburg, Virginia), in the late 1920s or early 1830s, Harriet "Hattie" E. Adams Wilson (1828?–1863?), although born free, was indentured at age seven by her mother to a New Hampshire family where she labored for about eleven years. Her autobiographical novel, Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North, Showing that Slavery’s Shadows Fall Even There, published anonymously in 1859, provides a look at African-American indentured servitude and racism in pre-Civil War Vermont and New Hampshire.

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