Slave Narratives (LOA #114): Ukawsaw Gronniosaw / Olaudah Equiano / Nat Turner / Frederick Douglass / William Wells Brown / Henry Bibb / Sojourner Truth / William & Ellen Craft / Harriet Ja
The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage.
Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green.
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This volume contains ten full slave narratives, including "Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano," "The Confessions of Nat Turner," "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ... Read full review
This book of slave narratives is a companion to the downtrodden, persecuted, heavy ladden, and lonely soul. I suppose the stories are bent to envoke some emotional response. I like to feel something whenever I read, these narratives are deep and rich and you will be crying at one point and the next holding your breathe shocked and the courage suddenly rising out of the 🔥🔥🔥. I have read the first two narratives only, but plan to finish this book by February, and not so I can spew a bunch of random stories.
James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
The authors account of his country their manners
William Wells Brown
William and Ellen Craft
Harriet Ann Jacobs
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