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The Classic slave narratives

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents four classic narratives illustrating the black experience in slavery.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0451625641 9780451625649 0451627261 9780451627261
OCLC Number: 16704237
Notes: "A Mentor book."
Description: xviii, 518 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African --
The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave --
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an African slave --
Incidents in the life of a slave girl / [Harriet Jacobs, writing as Linda Brent].
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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These autobiographical narratives are the first texts in which black slaves began to proclaim themselves as human beings. The literature forms an intriguing personal tapestry, encompassing varied  Read more...

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