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The Classic slave narratives / edited and with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Contributor(s): Gates, Henry Louis.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, c1987Description: xviii, 518 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0451627261; 9780451627261.Other title: Slave narratives.Subject(s): Slave narratives -- United States | Slaves -- United States -- Biography | African Americans -- Biography | Slaves' writings, American | Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions | African Americans -- History -- To 1863 | United States -- Race relations | Equiano, Olaudah, b. 1745 | Prince, Mary | Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 | Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897Additional physical formats: Online version:: Classic slave narratives.DDC classification: 973/.0496073022 | B
Contents:
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African -- The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an African slave -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / [Harriet Jacobs, writing as Linda Brent].
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E444 .C63 1987 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001520519

"A Mentor book."

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African -- The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an African slave -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / [Harriet Jacobs, writing as Linda Brent].

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Africana Studies at Cornell University, and also tenured at Yale, Duke, and Harvard, where he was appointed W.E.B. DuBois professor of humanities in 1991. Professor Gates is the author of Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the Racial Self, Wonders of the African World, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, Loose Cannons: Notes on the Culture Wars , and Colored People: A Memoir . With Cornel West, he co-wrote The African American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country and The Future of the Race . He is also the editor of the critically-acclaimed edition of Our Nig, an annotated reprint of Harriet E. Wilson's 1859 novel, The Slave's Narrative (with the late Charles T. Davis), Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, Six Women's Slave Narratives , and In the House of Oshugbo: Critical Essays on Wole Soyinka . He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize.

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