The Barber of Natchez tells the story of a slave who rose to freedom, business success, and high community standing in the heart of the Southall before 1850. Emancipated in 1820, Johnson became a barbers apprentice and later opened several profitable barber shops of his own. The authors explore Johnsons family, work, and social life, as well as his murder and the trial of the man accused of shooting him. More than the story of one individual, the narrative offers compelling insight into the southern code of honor, the ...

The Barber of Natchez 1973, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807102121

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