Early African American Classics (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Culled from the annals of early African American history, these personal narratives recount the stories of men and women who survived the cruel injustice of slavery to become prominent leaders in the struggle for freedom and equality.
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • Narrative of ...
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Overview

Culled from the annals of early African American history, these personal narratives recount the stories of men and women who survived the cruel injustice of slavery to become prominent leaders in the struggle for freedom and equality.
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass,
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400500284
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Edition description: Six-volume Set
  • Sales rank: 326,377
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 14.10 (h) x 6.30 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    I am very thankful that BN put together these classics. I am an avid history buff as it concerns my heritage. I was born in the south and this series in many ways opens up some of the reasonings for disparity and tension between races. It motivates me to be the best the I can be, knowing that so many struggled to allow me to have the opportunities that I have today. A people who don't know their history, is destined to repeat it. All races can learn from the mistakes and triumphs that were encountered during these eras found in this series. I would recommend this to any reader.

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