The Classic Slave Narratives

The Classic Slave Narratives

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by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
     
 

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative—Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as two

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative—Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as two narratives by women: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl, written by Harriet Jacobs as Linda Brent. This edition also features an updated introduction by Professor Gates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451532138
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
272,246
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(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.