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No group of slaves anywhere, in any era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage as African-American slaves. Here are four of the most notable narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl.

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No group of slaves anywhere, in any era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage as African-American slaves. Here are four of the most notable narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl.

Along with the writings of Frederick Douglas and Olaudah Equiano, this anthology includes the writings of women slaves Harriet Jacobs and Mary Prince.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780451528247
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 1.48 (d)

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Introduction The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Selected Bibliography A Note on the Texts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2001

    Cold, hard truth!

    In a world where racism--structural and aggressive oppression of one race over another--is alive and well, a world in which the governments of the Atlantic Slave Trade countries try to deny the extent and effect of their pernicious roles in it, 'The Classic Slave Narratives' stands as crucial reading for the understanding of slavery. The first-hand accounts of the degradation and horror of the institution will alarm even those who know the story, and will certainly jolt those who have avoided the subject into painful reality. The volume should be required reading in the schools of the U.S., U.K., France, Spain, Portugal, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2007

    One of the Best Books to Read About Slavery

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2005

    African American Literature course

    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.

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