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Brown, William Wells 1814?-1884

Overview
Works: 237 works in 928 publications in 3 languages and 25,647 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Drama  Music  Poetry  Personal narratives  Historical fiction  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Editor, Inscriber, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: PS1139.B9, B
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Most widely held works about William Wells Brown
 
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Most widely held works by William Wells Brown
Clotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United States by William Wells Brown( Book )

113 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,591 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 2,052 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 )

66 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black man, his antecedents, his genius, and his achievements by William Wells Brown( Book )

58 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rising son; or, The antecedents and advancement of the colored race by William Wells Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1873 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 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 717 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
Clotelle; or, The colored heroine, a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-slavery harp a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetings by William Wells Brown( Book )

43 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five acts by William Wells Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1858 and 2007 in English and held by 397 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
The narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave. And a lecture delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, 1847 by William Wells Brown( Book )

54 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and French and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the author's experience as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere
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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the journeys and travels of a fugitive slave in Great Britain and France
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 186 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 105 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 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great escapes : four slave narratives( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 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"--Page 4 of cover
The anti-slavery harp : Clotel : The escape by William Wells Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the author by William Wells Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of William Wells Brown, including The narrative of William Wells Brown, a fugitive slave, and the American fugitive in Europe, sketches of places and people abroad by William Wells Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clotel by William Wells Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first African American novel, Clotel was published when its author was still legally a slave. This digital edition presents, for the first time together, the full extant texts of the novel's four versions, published between 1853 and 1867. Imaged and coded, the fully searchable texts may be read individually or in parallel and are accompanied by generous biographical, critical, and historical commentary as well as line-by-line annotations and textual collation
 
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Slave narratives
Alternative Names
Brown, W. W. 1814?-1884

Brown, W. W. 1815-1884

Brown, W. W. (William Wells), 1814?-1884

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Brown, William Wallace.

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Brown, Wm. Wells 1814?-1884

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Wells Brown, William 1815-1884

William Wells Brown amerikansk historikar og skribent

William Wells Brown amerikansk historiker och frfattare

William Wells Brown amerikansk historiker og skribent

William Wells Brown scrittore, commediografo e storico statunitense

William Wells Brown US-amerikanischer Abolitionist und Autor

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Languages
English (644)

French (4)

Korean (1)

Covers
Slave narrativesThe Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelityThe black man, his antecedents, his genius, and his achievementsMy southern home : or, the South and its peopleClotelle; or, The colored heroine, a tale of the Southern StatesThe anti-slavery harp a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetingsThe escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five actsThe narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave. And a lecture delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, 1847