To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865

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University of Illinois Press, 1988 - 353 стор.
Discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others.
 

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To tell a free story: the first century of Afro-American autobiography, 1769-1865

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Andrews describes and analyzes many autobiographies here, but his primary focus is on "slave narratives'' by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs (a.k.a. Linda Brent), and J. D. Green. He convincingly ... Читати огляд повністю

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The First Century of AfroAmerican Autobiography Notes toward a Definition of a Genre
1
Voices of the First Fifty Years 17601810
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Experiments in Two Modes 181040
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The Performance of Slave Narrative in the 1840s
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The Uses of Marginality 185065
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Culmination of a Century The Autobiographies of J D Green Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
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Free at Last From Discourse to Dialogue in the Novelized Autobiography
265
Notes
293
Annotated Bibliography of AfroAmerican Autobiography 17601865
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Annotated Bibliography of AfroAmerican Biography 17601865
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Index
349
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William L. Andrews, a native Virginian, is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt, and the editor of Literary Romanticism in America, Critical Essays on W.E. B. DuBois, Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century, and a new edition of My Bondage and My Freedom (forthcoming from Illinois in 1987).

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