Clotel or the President's Daughter (A Bedford Cultural Edition)

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9780312227586: Clotel or the President's Daughter (A Bedford Cultural Edition)

William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as "property" within the borders of the United States. The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel--fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform.

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William Wells Brown n/a Robert (ed.) Levine is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland. A Bedford Cultural Edition

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This superb teaching edition brings together a rich array of historical sources with immediate and powerful relevance to Brown's novel. Levine provides a fine introduction that surveys in jargon-free prose the editorial, interpretive, and political issues raised by the novel and its various versions and borrowings. Choice

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