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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99
Classic African American Women's Narratives offers teachers, students, and general readers a one-volume collection of the most memorable and important prose written by African American women before 1865. The book reproduces the canon of African American women's fiction and autobiography during the slavery era in U.S. history. Each text in the volume... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99
The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 25.99
The autobiographies of former slaves contributed powerfully to the abolitionist movement in the United States, fanning national--even international--indignation against the evils of slavery. The four texts gathered here are all from North Carolina slaves and are among the most memorable and influential slave narratives published in the nineteenth century.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 23.99
The first African American to publish a book in the South, the author of the first female slave narrative in the United States, the father of black nationalism in America--these and other founders of African American literature have a surprising connection to one another: they all hailed from the state of North Carolina. This collection of poetry,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99
With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 11.99
The Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (1825) is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. This authoritative, annotated edition of the Life represents an historic partnership between a prominent scholar of the African American slave narrative and Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter, whose genealogical research has authenticated... more...
- Library of America 2000; US$ 40.00
The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage. Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 44.99
A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99
In 1865, The Christian Recorder , the national newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride , a novel written by Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American woman living in the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first novel ever published by a black American woman, it is set in antebellum... more...