Pioneers of the Black Atlantic: Five Slave Narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815

Pioneers of the Black Atlantic: Five Slave Narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
     
 

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While slave narratives are often excerpted and anthologized, they are rarely collected in their entirety. Pioneers of the Black Atlantic is the first anthology to include the complete texts of the five most important and influential narratives of the eighteenth century. Included here are the writings of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, OttobahSee more details below

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While slave narratives are often excerpted and anthologized, they are rarely collected in their entirety. Pioneers of the Black Atlantic is the first anthology to include the complete texts of the five most important and influential narratives of the eighteenth century. Included here are the writings of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, and John Jea.

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The complete texts of autobiographies by which members of the groups known at the time as the Black Atlantic Writers staked a claim in the Enlightenment, which until then had been constructed as European terrain that blacks were unfit for. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781887178983
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
325,092
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

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