Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973.

Great slave narratives. Selected and introduced by Arna Bontemps. - Boston, Beacon Press [1969] - xix, 331 p. 21 cm.

The slave narrative; an American genre, by A. Bontemps.--The life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, written by himself.--The fugitive blacksmith; or, Events in the history of James W. C. Pennington, pastor of a Presbyterian church, New York, formerly a slave in the State of Maryland.--Running a thousand miles for freedom; or, The escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery.

Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of American Negro history and writing.


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Slaves--Biography.--United States
Slaves' writings, American.

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