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Slave Narratives and Autobiographies by Booker T. Washington, and many others Frederick Douglass

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Published by B&R Samizdat Express .
Written in English


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ISBN 100917466667
ISBN 109780917466663

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  This item: Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (Slave Narratives - Booker T. Washington) by Booker T Washington Paperback $ Available to ship in days. Ships from and sold by Narrative of the Life of Frederick /5().   The best-known and most influential book by a freedom seeker was "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave," which was first published in Douglass had been born into enslavement in on the eastern shore of Maryland, and after achieving freedom in , settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts.   Slave narratives are autobiographical accounts of the physical and spiritual journey from slavery to freedom. In researching her groundbreaking dissertation, Marion Wilson Starling located 6, slave narratives written between and This number includes brief testimonies found in judicial records, broadsides, journals, and newsletters as well as separately published : Lynn Orilla Scott. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the only authoritative edition of all three autobiographies by the escaped slave who became a great American leader. Here in this Library of America volume are collected Frederick Douglass's three autobiographical narratives, now recognized as classics of both American history and American literature. Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made /5(3).

The Voices Of American Slaves In The Library Of America This book in the Library of America series is a collection of ten narratives that document the nature of American slavery from colonial times to the eve of the Civil War. The volume includes some familiar narratives, particularly the first and best-known of Frederick Douglass' autobiographies written in , the "Narrative of the Life of /5. Ball, Charles. Fifty Years in Chains; or, The Life of an American Slave. Ed. Isaac Fisher. New York: H. Dayton, Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, Who Lived Forty Years in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia as a Slave.   ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave’ This autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely considered to be one of the best autobiographies ever written. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah narrative is argued to represent a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel narrative, and spiritual narrative. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an.

"Five Black Lives is a collection of ex-slave narratives which spans years in time, from to , and some thousands of miles in geographical area from Africa to Connecticut. The autobiographies include the lives of Venture Smith, a native of Africa who ended his days as a resident of East Haddam, Connecticut; James Mars, born a slave 5/5(4). Anyone who sets about reading a single slave narrative, or even two or three slave narratives, might be forgiven the natural assumption that every such narrative will be, or ought to be, a unique production; for- so would go the unconscious argument-are not slave narratives autobiography, and is not every autobiography the unique tale, uni-. Slave narrative, an account of the life, or a major portion of the life, of a fugitive or former slave, either written or orally related by the slave narratives comprise one of the most influential traditions in American literature, shaping the form and themes of some of the most celebrated and controversial writing, both in fiction and in autobiography, in the history of the. He is also the editor of the critically-acclaimed edition of Our Nig, an annotated reprint of Harriet E. Wilson’s novel, The Slave’s Narrative (with the late Charles T. Davis), Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, Six Women’s Slave Narratives, and In the House of Oshugbo: Critical Essays on Wole 5/5(2).