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Brown, William Wells 1814?-1884

Overview
Works: 158 works in 797 publications in 1 language and 22,150 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Drama  Music  Poetry  Sources  Personal narratives  Controversial literature 
Roles: Compiler, Composer, Inscriber, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: E444, B
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Clotel, or, The presidents daughter by William Wells Brown ( Book )
76 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as "property" within the borders of the United States. The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel-fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform
Slave narratives ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
Clotelle, or, The colored heroine a tale of the southern states by William Wells Brown ( )
35 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelity by William Wells Brown ( Book )
58 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black man, his antecedents, his genius, and his achievements by William Wells Brown ( Book )
57 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rising son; or, The antecedents and advancement of the colored race by William Wells Brown ( Book )
35 editions published between 1873 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My Southern home; or, The South and its people by William Wells Brown ( Book )
30 editions published between 1880 and 1977 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five acts by William Wells Brown ( Book )
17 editions published between 1858 and 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anti-slavery harp a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetings by William Wells Brown ( Book )
41 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The negro in the American rebellion : his heroism and his fidelity by William Wells Brown ( Book )
5 editions published between 1867 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave by William Wells Brown ( Book )
34 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the author's experiences as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere
Clotelle a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown ( )
13 editions published between 1864 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three years in Europe or, Places I have seen and people I have met by William Wells Brown ( Book )
9 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clotel, or, The president's daughter by William Wells Brown ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery
Sketches of places and people abroad; the American fugitive in Europe by William Wells Brown ( Book )
6 editions published between 1854 and 1970 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Black man by William Wells Brown ( Book )
10 editions published between 1863 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave by William Wells Brown ( )
20 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his autobiography, Narrative of William Wells Brown, an American Slave (1849), William Wells Brown (1814-1884) describes his experiences as a slave in St. Louis, Missouri, including his work for Mr. Walker, a slave trader, and his attempt to escape with his mother. When this attempt failed, Brown took a ship north on the Mississippi River, and, with the help of Wells Brown, a Quaker whose name he later adopted, Brown arrived in Canada in 1834. He then describes his life in freedom and the ways he endeavored to help other slaves find their way to freedom through his work on a Lake Erie steamboat, as a conductor on the Underground Railroad in Buffalo, New York, and as an anti-slavery lecturer. Having described his own experiences, Brown includes a series of essays, songs, and poems written either by Brown himself or by others who dedicated the work to him for his devotion to the abolitionist movement. Brown's Narrative was published in several editions and all sold extremely well. The first edition, released in 1847, was followed shortly by a revised second and third edition in 1848, and a fourth expanded edition in 1849. The success of his narrative thrust Brown into the international spotlight, and he enjoyed a long literary career. Brown died in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1884
A lecture delivered before the Female Anti-slavery Society of Salem at Lyceum Hall, Nov. 14, 1847 by William Wells Brown ( Book )
10 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American fugitive in Europe; sketches of places and people abroad. With a memoir of the author by William Wells Brown ( Book )
2 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great escapes four slave narratives ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The four former slaves represented here met only once. Yet each attained legendary stature in the anti-slavery battle--and justly so, for their escapes are among the most dramatic ever recorded"--P. [4] of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Brown, W. W. (William Wells), 1815-1884
Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), ca 1814-1884
Brown, William W. 1815-1884
Brown, William W. (William Wells), 1815-1884
Brown, William W. (William Wells), ca 1814-1884
Brown, William Wallace.
Brown, Williams Wells, 1815-1884
Brown, Wm. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
Wells Brown, William 1815-1884
Languages
English (584)
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