Clotel, or the President's Daughter

Clotel, or the President's Daughter

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by William Wells Brown, Joan E. Cashin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563248042

ISBN-13: 9781563248047

Pub. Date: 05/31/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of

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Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563248047
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/1996
Series:
American History through Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.64(d)

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