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The Resource Slave narratives

Slave narratives

Label
Slave narratives
Title
Slave narratives
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
  • "No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.5/67/092396073
  • B
  • 306.362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.S56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1745-1797
  • 1800?-1831
  • 1818-1895
  • 1814?-1884
  • 1815-
  • 1799-1883
  • 1813-1897
  • 1813-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andrews, William L.
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Gronniosaw, James Albert Ukawsaw
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Turner, Nat
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Brown, William Wells
  • Bibb, Henry
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Craft, William
  • Craft, Ellen
  • Jacobs, Harriet A.
  • Green, J. D.
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Esclaves
  • Noirs américains
  • Écrits d'esclaves américains
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • United States
  • Écrits d'esclaves américains
  • Esclavage
  • Anthologie
  • Autobiografie
  • Geschichte
  • Quelle
  • Sklave
  • USA
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • African Americans
Label
Slave narratives
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"William L. Andrews and Henry Louis Gates Jr. selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume."--Page [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1019-1035)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw -- Olaudah Equiano -- Nat Turner -- Frederick Douglass -- William Wells Brown -- Henry Bibb -- Sojourner Truth -- William and Ellen Craft -- Harriet Ann Jacobs -- Jacob D. Green
Control code
ocm42072108
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 1035 pages
Isbn
9781883011765
Lccn
99040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42072108
  • (OCoLC)42072108
Label
Slave narratives
Publication
Note
"William L. Andrews and Henry Louis Gates Jr. selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume."--Page [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1019-1035)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw -- Olaudah Equiano -- Nat Turner -- Frederick Douglass -- William Wells Brown -- Henry Bibb -- Sojourner Truth -- William and Ellen Craft -- Harriet Ann Jacobs -- Jacob D. Green
Control code
ocm42072108
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 1035 pages
Isbn
9781883011765
Lccn
99040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42072108
  • (OCoLC)42072108

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