Understanding 19th-Century Slave Narratives, 1st Edition

  • Sterling Lecater Bland Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 144084464X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440844645
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book presents information and primary source documents that support such key subject areas as American history, ethnic studies, and African American history, among other areas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Introduction: Bearing Witness: The Fugitive Slave Narrative and Its Traditions.
2: Nat Turner (1800–1831).
3: The Confessions of Nat Turner, The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va. (1831).
4: Lunsford Lane (1803–?).
5: The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. (1842).
6: William Wells Brown (1814–1884).
7: Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847).
8: Henry “Box” Brown (1816–?).
9: Narrative of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped from Slavery Enclosed in a Box 3 Feet Long and 2 Wide. Written from a Statement of Facts Made by Himself. With Remarks Upon the Remedy for Slavery by Charles Stearns (1849).
10: James W. C. Pennington (1807–1870).
11: 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, United States (1849).
12: William (1826?–1900) and Ellen Craft (1826–1891).
13: Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860).
About the Editor.