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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99
Classic African Women's Narratives' is a compilation of the best and the best-known fictional, autobiographical, and journalistic writing by African American women during the first great era of a black women's writing in the US, from 1831 to 1865. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 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...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 52.99
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... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.00
Originally published in 1868?when it was attacked as an ?indecent book? authored by a ?traitorous eavesdropper?? Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave and became a privileged witness to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Keckley bought her freedom at the age of thirty-seven and set up a successful dressmaking... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 8.95
The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection. A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller, recounts this thirty-nine-year-old woman?s harrowing months as the captive of Narragansett Indians. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
The unique narrative of a slave who fled to freedom and sailed aboard a whaling vessel. John Thompson was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1812. Originally published in 1856, The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave chronicles his enslavement, his escape, and his life in the North, where he lived as a free man until fear of... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00
Collections from two of our most influential African American writers?under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt?an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South?is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 8.99
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...
- 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, USA 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...