African American Slave Narratives

African American Slave Narratives

An Anthology. Volume III

eBook - 2001
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Greenwood Pub Group
African American slave narratives of the 19th century recorded the atrocities of the antebellum South and provided a solid foundation for the African American literary tradition. By presenting 16 such narratives in their entirety, this reference conveniently documents this historically significant literary genre. Unlike other anthologies, which often contain excerpts from readily available narratives, this work offers complete versions of largely unavailable texts. To add to the value of this reference for the researcher and general reader alike, each narrative is accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. The work begins with an introductory essay that fully contextualizes the slave narrative genre and concludes with a general bibliography.
Presents in their entirety 16 19th-century African American slave narratives, each accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313007064
0313007063
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, pages 617-1005)
Additional Contributors: Bland, Sterling Lecater 1961-

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