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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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00
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... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 23.99
North Carolina Roots of African American Literature: An Anthology 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...
- 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 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...
- 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 1990; US$ 11.00
First published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex- Colored Man has electrified readers ever since with its stark portrayal of the color line in America and its daring modernist style. Now The Library of America presents an annotated centennial edition, introduced by National Book Award Winner Charles R. Johnson ( Middle Passage ). more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99
List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction by William L. Andrews. Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. Chronology: the life and times of William Grimes. Afterword by Regina E. Mason more...