Clotel

Or, The President's Daughter

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  • 1775568792
  • 9781775568797
  • 9781775411192

William Wells Brown's Clotel or, The President's Daughter is often considered the first novel an African-American. When the book was published, Brown himself was legally the property of someone else within the United States, having escaped from slavery in Kentucky when he was younger. In the story President Thomas Jefferson and his former mulatto mistress Currer have had two daughters together: Althesea and Clotel. When their master passes away, their relatively comfortable lives are swept away and Currer and Althesea are bought by the harsh slave trader Dick Walker.

  • The Floating Press; May 2009
  • ISBN 9781775568797
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  • Title: Clotel
  • Author: William Wells Brown
  • Imprint: The Floating Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1775568792
  • 9781775568797
  • 9781775411192
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1775568792
  • 9781775568797
  • 9781775411192