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By William L. Andrews

ISBN-10: 0195179420

ISBN-13: 9780195179422

ISBN-10: 0195179439

ISBN-13: 9780195179439

The pre-Civil struggle autobiographies of well-known fugitives reminiscent of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs shape the bedrock of the African American narrative culture. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves endured to write down approximately their adventure of enslavement and their upward fight to achieve the promise of freedom and citizenship. Slave Narratives After Slavery reprints 5 of crucial and revealing first-person narratives of slavery and freedom released after 1865. Elizabeth Keckley's arguable Behind the Scenes (1868) brought white the United States to the and revolutionary outlook of an rising black center category. The little-known Narrative of the lifetime of John Quincy Adams, while in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman (1872) gave eloquent voice to the African American operating category because it migrated from the South to the North looking for chance. William Wells Brown's My Southern domestic (1880) retooled a twin of slavery delineated in his widely-read antebellum Narrative and provided his reader a first-hand overview of the South on the shut of Reconstruction. Lucy Ann Delaney used From the Darkness Cometh the sunshine (1891) to pay tribute to her enslaved mom and to exemplify the features of brain and spirit that had ensured her personal success in freedom. Louis Hughes's Thirty Years a Slave (1897) spoke for a new release of black american citizens who, perceiving the unfold of segregation around the South, sought to remind the country of the horrors of its racial background and of the continuing commitment of the as soon as enslaved to dignity, chance, and independence.

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