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Brown, William Wells 1814?-1884

Overview
Works: 147 works in 821 publications in 1 language and 24,767 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Music  Sources  Drama  Poetry  Personal narratives  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Composer, Inscriber, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PS1139.B9, B
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Clotel, or, The presidents daughter by William Wells Brown( Book )
89 editions published between 1853 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,492 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 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
The Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelity by William Wells Brown( Book )
64 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clotelle, or, The colored heroine a tale of the southern states by William Wells Brown( )
34 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black man; his antecedents, his genius, and his achievements by William Wells Brown( Book )
59 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My southern home or, the South and its people by William Wells Brown( Book )
35 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prolific and celebrated writer who worked within several genres, William Wells Brown (1814-84) is now firmly established in the American canon, often recognized as the first African American novelist for his Clotel (1853). Born enslaved in Kentucky, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834. After his escape, he was involved with the Underground Railroad, spent several years in Europe evading recapture under the Fugitive Slave Act, and finally returned to the United States after his freedom was purchased in 1854. In Boston, he continued his work as an outspoken abolitionist, memoirist, novelist, journal
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 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anti-slavery harp a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetings by William Wells Brown( Book )
44 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave by William Wells Brown( Book )
51 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the author's experiences as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere
The escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five acts by William Wells Brown( Book )
16 editions published between 1858 and 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first play by an African-American, this comic 1858 melodrama about two slaves who secretly marry explores the racial tensions between North and South in the years just before ethe Civil War"--back cover
Clotelle a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown( )
23 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 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 )
8 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the journeys and travels of a fugitive slave in Great Britain and France
Three years in Europe or, Places I have seen and people I have met by William Wells Brown( Book )
11 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great escapes four slave narratives ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 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
St. Domingo: its revolutions and its patriots; a lecture delivered before the Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, and at St. Thomas' Church, Philadelphia, December 20, 1854 by William Wells Brown( Book )
5 editions published between 1855 and 1977 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anti-slavery harp; a collection of songs by William Wells Brown( )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoir of the author by William Wells Brown( )
2 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escape by William Wells Brown( )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brown, W. W. 1814?-1884
Brown, W. W. 1815-1884
Brown, W. W. (William Wells), 1814?-1884
Brown, W. W. (William Wells), 1815-1884
Brown, W. Wells 1814?-1884
Brown, W. Wells ca 1814-1884
Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), ca 1814-1884
Brown, William W. 1815-1884
Brown, William W. ca 1814-1884
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 1814?-1884
Brown, Wm. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
Wells Brown, William 1815-1884
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