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Six Women's Slave Narratives : Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Paperback) - William L. Andrews

Six Women's Slave Narratives

Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 14th December 1989
ISBN: 9780195060836
Number Of Pages: 384

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Written by six black women, these stories embody most of the predominant themes and narrative forms found in African-American women's autobiographies from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave (1831), the first female slave narrative from the Americas, recounts one woman's suffering and courage in the pursuit of freedom. The Story of Mattie J. Jackson (1866) not only tells of a quest for personal freedom, but also concludes with a family reunion in the North after the Civil War. The Memoir of Old Elizabeth, a Coloured Woman (1863) blends the traditions of the slave narrative and the spiritual autobiography together in a tale of a ninety-seven-year-old ex-slave who becomes a preacher. Lucy A. Delaney's From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or, Struggles for Freedom (c. 1891) records a former slave's life achievements in the quarter-century following the end of the Civil War. Kate Drumgoold, in A Slave Girl's Story, and Annie L. Burton, in Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days, also describe their successes in the postwar North while eulogizing black motherhood in the antebellum South. Each of these stories reveals the black woman's ability to recover in past oppression the hope for a better day.

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"Great collection to augment male narratives and Jacobs."--Roma Johnson, Tufts University "Excellent."--Dr. Jane Buchanan, Bentley College (check name) "Great collection to augment male narratives and Jacobs."--Roma Johnson, Tufts University "Excellent."--Dr. Jane Buchanan, Bentley College (check name)

ISBN: 9780195060836
ISBN-10: 0195060830
Series: Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 14th December 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.0  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.3

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