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Clotel: Or, the President's Daughter

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The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters, as well as searing depictions of the American slave trade. An innovative and challenging work of literary invention, Clotel is receiving much renewed attention today.

William Wells Brown, though born into slavery, escaped to become one of the most prominent reformers of the nineteenth century and one of the earliest historians of the black experience. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the first, 1853, edition of Clotel and includes, as did that edition, his autobiographical narrative, "The Life and Escape of William Wells Brown," plus newly written notes.

Synopsis:

Offers a fictionalized narrative of the life and family of a girl rumored to be the illegitimate mulatto daughter of Thomas Jefferson, describing her escape attempts and encounters as she circulates through the American slave trade.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307419279
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Introduction:
Als, Hilton
Author:
Brown, William Wells
Author:
William Wells Brown
Author:
Brown, William W.
Author:
Graham Russell Hodges
Author:
Hodges, Graham Russell
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-American families
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Children of presidents
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies-Slavery and Reconstruction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
230

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