Slave Narratives (LOA #114): Ukawsaw Gronniosaw / Olaudah Equiano / Nat Turner / Frederick Douglass / William Wells Brown / Henry Bibb / Sojourner Truth / William & Ellen Craft / Harriet Ja

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William L. Andrews, Henry Louis Gates
Library of America, Jan 15, 2000 - Literary Collections - 992 pages
The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage.

Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw GronniosawInteresting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah EquianoThe Confessions of Nat TurnerNarrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassNarrative of William W. BrownNarrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry BibbNarrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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This volume contains ten full slave narratives, including "Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano," "The Confessions of Nat Turner," "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ... Read full review

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This book of slave narratives is a companion to the downtrodden, persecuted, heavy ladden, and lonely soul. I suppose the stories are bent to envoke some emotional response. I like to feel something whenever I read, these narratives are deep and rich and you will be crying at one point and the next holding your breathe shocked and the courage suddenly rising out of the 🔥🔥🔥. I have read the first two narratives only, but plan to finish this book by February, and not so I can spew a bunch of random stories. 

Contents

James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
1
Olaudah Equiano
35
The authors account of his country their manners
49
CHAP II
65
CHAP III
80
CHAP IV
94
CHAP V
112
CHAP VI
129
Nat Turner
243
Frederick Douglass
267
William Wells Brown
369
Henry Bibb
425
Sojourner Truth
567
William and Ellen Craft
677
Harriet Ann Jacobs
743
Green
949

CHAP VII
147
CHAP VIII
160
CHAP IX
173
Chronology IOOI
1006
Note on the Texts
1014
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William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of To Tell a Free Story and editor or coeditor of more than thirty books on African American literature.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Africana Studies at Cornell University, and also tenured at Yale, Duke, and Harvard, where he was appointed W.E.B. DuBois professor of humanities in 1991. Professor Gates is the author of Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the Racial Self, Wonders of the African World, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, Loose Cannons: Notes on the Culture Wars, and Colored People: A Memoir. With Cornel West, he co-wrote The African American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country and The Future of the Race. He is also the editor of the critically-acclaimed edition of Our Nig, an annotated reprint of Harriet E. Wilson’s 1859 novel, The Slave’s Narrative (with the late Charles T. Davis), Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, Six Women’s Slave Narratives, and In the House of Oshugbo: Critical Essays on Wole Soyinka. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize.

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