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The House of Bondage: Or Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves
The House of Bondage: Or Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves
by Octavia Roge Albert
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Setting out to correct the inadequacies of many written accounts of slavery, the 19th-century American social activist Octavia Albert added her own commentary to the personal narratives of former slaves, and called for the personal acceptance of... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
by Harriet Jacobs
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Not only one of the last of over one hundred slave narratives published separately before the Civil War, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. It offers a unique perspective on the... (read more)

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The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins: Including Hagar's Daughter, Winona, and of One Blood (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins: Including Hagar's Daughter, Winona, and of One Blood (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
by Pauline Hopkins
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"Brilliant....It is not hard to imagine that, once her fiction is given the attention it deserves, Hopkins could replace Chestnutt as the foremost black novelist of the period."--Eric J. Sundquist, The New York Times Book Review "The three novels... (read more)

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Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted
Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted
by Frances E W Harper
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The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers General Editor: HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The past two decades have seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in black women writers, as authors such as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker have come to... (read more)

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Essential Black Literature Guide
Essential Black Literature Guide
by Roger M Valade
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"A remarkably affordable ... authoritative desk reference". -- Quarterly Black Review of Books Written under the auspices of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, this masterful combination of biography, plot synopsis and description of... (read more)

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Six Women's Slave Narratives (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
Six Women's Slave Narratives (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
by William L Andrews
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The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave (1831) was the first female slave narrative from the Americas. The Story of Mattie J. Jackson (1866) recounts a quest for personal freedom and ends with a family reunion in the North after the Civil War... (read more)

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a bondswoman of olden time :with a history of her labors and correspondence drawn from her "Book of Life"
Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a bondswoman of olden time :with a history of her labors and correspondence drawn from her "Book of Life"
by Sojourner Truth
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A fiery speaker, Sojourner Truth was among the foremost women evangelists. This reprint of her original 1878 publication sheds light into the life of this well-known ex-slave and ardent abolitionist.... (read more)

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Four Girls at Cottage City
Four Girls at Cottage City
by Emma Kelley Hawkins
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"In Four Girls at Cottage City Kelley combines conventions from spiritual autobiography with those of the sentimental novel...her aim...was to show readers how they should live....It is...fruitful to see Kelley as one precursor of the spiritual feminism... (read more)

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Spiritual Narratives the Schomburg Libra
Spiritual Narratives the Schomburg Libra
by Maria Stewart
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"These itinerant black women preachers whose autobiogaphies occasionally read like travelogues--or in the case of Maria Stewart, a mournful adieu upon embarkation--were living out on the geographical landscape the metaphor of their psychic and spiritual... (read more)

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Homespun Heroines & Other Women of Distinction
Homespun Heroines & Other Women of Distinction
by Hallie Q Brown
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Hallie Q. Brown--teacher, international lecturer, social activist, and herself a "woman of distinction"--recreates, along with twenty-eight contributors , the lives of sixty remarkable Afro-American women, all born in the United States and Canada between... (read more)

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Silvia DuBois: A Biography of the Slave Who Whipped Her Mistress and Gained Herfreedom
Silvia DuBois: A Biography of the Slave Who Whipped Her Mistress and Gained Herfreedom
by C W Larison
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' \"This book may be mostly history or it may be mostly folklore, but it is in any case well worth reading. It is a colloquy--an extended interview--with a long foreword by the interviewer and two appendices...the colloquy took place on January 27, 1883... (read more)

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