Most widely held works about Hannah Crafts
Most widely held works by Hannah Crafts
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts ( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850's is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere
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