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The Classic Slave Narratives (Signet Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative--Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as two narratives by women: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl, written by Harriet Jacobs as Linda Brent. This edition also features an updated introduction by Professor Gates.

Synopsis:

No group of slaves anywhere, in any era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage as African-American slaves. Here are four of the most notable narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl.

Synopsis:

This collection of four first-hand accounts of slavery were chosen from the experiences of more than 6,000 ex-slaves, who by 1944 had written moving stories of their captivity. This volume includes portraits of the lives of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Mary Prince, and Harriet Jacobs.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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 American Slave

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Selected Bibliography

A Note on the Texts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451528247
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Introduction:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR.
Introduction:
Gates, Jr.
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR.
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Editor:
Gates, Henry Louis
Editor:
Gates, Jr.
Author:
Gates, Jr. Henry Louis
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Author:
Various
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
T. 1
Publication Date:
20120103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
6.78x4.26x1.51 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slave Narratives
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery

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"Synopsis" by ,
No group of slaves anywhere, in any era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage as African-American slaves. Here are four of the most notable narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl.

"Synopsis" by , This collection of four first-hand accounts of slavery were chosen from the experiences of more than 6,000 ex-slaves, who by 1944 had written moving stories of their captivity. This volume includes portraits of the lives of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Mary Prince, and Harriet Jacobs.
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