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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale revolves around the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, author William Wells Brown escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. His emotionally powerful depiction of slavery and racial conflict in the antebellum South resounds with the immediacy and honesty of his own experiences. Brown weaves a variety of contemporary sources — sermons, lectures, political pamphlets, and newspaper advertisements — into this innovative work, which appears here in an unabridged republication of the 1853 first edition.

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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale describes the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, the author escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. An emotionally powerful depiction of slavery, racial conflict in the antebellum South.

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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale describes the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, the author escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. An emotionally powerful depiction of slavery, racial conflict in the antebellum South.

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ISBN:
9780486438597
Author:
Brown, William Wells
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Wil
Author:
liam Wells Brown
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Children of presidents
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.42 lb

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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale describes the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, the author escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. An emotionally powerful depiction of slavery, racial conflict in the antebellum South.
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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale describes the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, the author escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. An emotionally powerful depiction of slavery, racial conflict in the antebellum South.
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