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Our Nig: Or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

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Our Nig is a classic of African American Literature that has proven to be an enduring contribution to our understanding of free blacks in the nineteenth century. Originally published in 1859, it was neglected for over a hundred years and is now the subject of renewed scholarly interest. A fascinating fusion of two literary modes of the nineteenth centurythe sentimental novel and the slave narrativeOur Nig traces the trials and tribulations of Frado, a mulatto girl who grows up as an indentured servant to a white Massachusetts family. And now, as new scholarship sheds light on the author's life, our appreciation for Our Nig is enhanced.

With a new afterword by Barbara A. White.

Synopsis:

With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

New Afterword by Barbara White

A fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig, apart from its historical significance, is a deeply ironic and highly readable work, tracing the trials and tribulations of Frado, a mulatto girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father, who grows up as an indentured servant to a white family in nineteenth-century Massachusetts.

Synopsis:

The 1859 novel tracing the life of a mulatto foundling abused by a white family in 19th century New England.

About the Author

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394715582
Subtitle:
or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
Editor:
Wilson, Harriet E.
Author:
Wilson, Harriet E.
Author:
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Author:
White, Barbara Ehrlich
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
African-American women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 97-515
Publication Date:
20020416
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.97x5.23x.68 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394715582 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

New Afterword by Barbara White

A fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig, apart from its historical significance, is a deeply ironic and highly readable work, tracing the trials and tribulations of Frado, a mulatto girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father, who grows up as an indentured servant to a white family in nineteenth-century Massachusetts.

"Synopsis" by , The 1859 novel tracing the life of a mulatto foundling abused by a white family in 19th century New England.
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