The Classic Slave Narratives

The Classic Slave Narratives

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by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs
     
 

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By 1944, over six thousand ex-slaves had written moving stories of their captivity, providing a prolific testimony to the horrors of bondage and servitude. Noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. compiles four of the most important "slave narratives" in this seminal volume.

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By 1944, over six thousand ex-slaves had written moving stories of their captivity, providing a prolific testimony to the horrors of bondage and servitude. Noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. compiles four of the most important "slave narratives" in this seminal volume.

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ISBN-13:
9780451528247
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.08(h) x 1.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Classic Slave Narratives 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Paul_S85 More than 1 year ago
We purchased this for my son's school project - I went through it myself and, even though I had read some of the narratives in school years ago, I realized again how much of a worthwhile reference volume this truly is. Our son's history unit for one month will no wbe a staple on our bookshelf for a long time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Every student who wants to know more about slavery and important blacks who made a difference in the world, should read this book for personal and educational intellect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading about the lives of people in the past and reading through their voice is always amazing to me. I really feel that narratives help connect past to present.