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Title:
The classic slave narratives
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Signet Classics, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xxx, 648 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
Before the end of the civil war, over one hundred former slaves had written moving stories of their captivity and by 1944, when George Washington Carver published his autobiography, over six thousand ex-slaves had written what are called slave narratives. No group of slaves anywhere, in any other era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage and servitude.
Language:
English
Contents:
Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African -- History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl
ISBN:
9780451532138
Format :
Book

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano , the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative-- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , as well as two narratives by women: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave , and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl , written by Harriet Jacobs as Linda Brent. This edition also features an updated introduction by Professor Gates.


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