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Clotel, Or, the President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States (American History Through Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

Book News Annotation:

Reporter and author Edgar Snow (1905-1972) gained his reputation reporting on the Communist movement in China during the 1920s and 1930s for the Western world. Farnsworth (English, Emeritus, U. of Missouri-Kansas City) provides an intimate and engaging portrait of Snow's adventurous life and work derived largely from Snow's journals, correspondence, and autobiography as well as his first wife's records. A few b&w photos.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563248030
Introduction:
Cashin, Joan E.
Author:
Cashin, Joan E.
Author:
Brown, William Wells
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Children of presidents
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
American History Through Literature
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.26x6.31x.95 in. 1.02 lbs.

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