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I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives: 1772-1849 (The Library of Black America series) [Hardcover] [Mar 01, 1999] Taylor, Yuval and Johnson, Charles

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Chicago Review Press; 1999; 9.28 X 6.48 X 1.92 inches; Hardcover; Very Good; Black hard cover in the jacket as shown. Stated first edition, volume one. A very good copy, tight, clean and unmarked save for previous owner's interesting and moving inscription which adds value, not detracts. " To my loving father. Thank you for Instilling in me the love for reading and the love for black history. It is so important to know the history of our people and the struggles they endured so we won't have to climb back stairs and come through back doors, , but most of all thanks for sharing with me the history of the Williams family. Love, your son, Carlton". Jacket very good. Heavy book, media mail shipping only.; 832 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 0830163

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Between 1760 and 1902, more than 200 book-length autobiographies of ex-slaves were published; together they form the basis for all subsequent African American literature. I Was Born a Slave collects the 20 most significant slave narratives.” They describe whippings, torture, starvation, resistance, and hairbreadth escapes; slave auctions, kidnappings, and murders; sexual abuse, religious confusion, the struggle of learning to read and write; and the triumphs and difficulties of life as free men and women. Many of the narratives such as those of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs have achieved reputations as masterpieces; but some of the lesser-known narratives are equally brilliant. This unprecedented anthology presents them unabridged, providing each one with helpful introductions and annotations, to form the most comprehensive volume ever assembled on the lives and writings of the slaves.

Volume one (1770 1849) includes the narratives of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), William Grimes, Nat Turner, Charles Ball, Moses Roper, Frederick Douglass, Lewis and Milton Clarke, William Wells Brown, and Josiah Henson.

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