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From bondage to liberation : writings by and about Afro-Americans from 1700 to 1918

Author: Faith Berry
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many of the authors in this collection have never been assembled together before. They represent both black and white voices, of different cultural backgrounds, from the beginnings of American history through the Dawn of the Harlem Renaissance.Until the late 1960s, the traditional American literary canon was segregated. Moreover, writings of widely anthologized authors rarely touched on race. Not until the 1980s  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
From bondage to liberation.
New York : Continuum, 2001
(OCoLC)606597238
Online version:
From bondage to liberation.
New York : Continuum, 2001
(OCoLC)607857453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faith Berry
ISBN: 0826413706 9780826413703 0826413455 9780826413451 0826405673 9780826405678 9780826418142 0826418147
OCLC Number: 28708998
Description: 487 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Slavery to the Civil War --
Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) --
From The Selling of Joseph (1700) --
John Woolman (1720-72) --
From Some Considerations on the Keeping Negroes: Part Second (1762) --
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) --
"African Slavery in America" (1775) --
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) --
From Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) --
Letter to Marquis de Chastellux (1785) --
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) --
A Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791) --
Jupiter Hammon (1711-ca. 1806?) --
An Address to the Negroes in The State of New York (1787) --
Olaudah Equiano [Gustavus Vassa] (ca. 1745-ca. 1797) --
From The Interesting Narrative of the Life ... (1789) --
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) --
An Address to the Public: ... for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes ... (1789) --
Absalom Jones (1746-1818) --
From A Thanksgiving Sermon on Abolition of the Slave Trade (1808) --
Samuel E. Cornish (1795-1858), John B. Russwurm (1799-1851) --
"To Our Patrons"--Opening Editorial of Freedom's Journal (1827) --
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) --
"On Slavery" (1838) --
"On American Slavery" (1838) --
David Walker (1785-1830) --
From Article IV of David Walker's Appeal in Four Articles (1829-30) --
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-79) --
"To the Public"--the Liberator's First Editorial (1831) --
Maria W. Stewart (1803-79) --
From Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality ... (1831) --
Nat Turner (1800-1831) --
From The Confessions of Nat Turner, the leader of the late insurrection in Southampton, Va. (1831).
Responsibility: edited and narrated by Faith Berry.

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This work represents both black and white voices, from different cultural backgrounds, from the beginnings of American history through the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance. It includes representations  Read more...

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"I have only praise for Faith Berry's book; in my opinion a valuable, and unique, aid to understanding the complex argument about slavery."--Lewis P. Simpson, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State Read more...

 
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