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The Resource The slave's narrative, [edited by] Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr

The slave's narrative, [edited by] Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
The slave's narrative
Title
The slave's narrative
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The autobiographical narratives of black ex-slaves published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries constitute the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. Black slaves in the New World created a veritable "literature of escape" depicting the overwhelming horrors of human bondage. These narratives served the abolitionist movement not only as evidence of the slaves' degradation but also of their "intellectual capacity." Accordingly, this literature has elicited a wealth of analysis- and controversy- from its initial publication right up to our day. This volume charts the response to the black slave's narrative from 1750 to the present. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.0496
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.S575 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1918-1981
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, Charles T.
  • Gates, Henry Louis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Autobiography
Label
The slave's narrative, [edited by] Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Narrative of James Williams
  • Anonymous
  • The narrative of Juan Manzano
  • Anonymous
  • Narratives of fugitive slaves
  • Ephraim Peabody
  • Life of Henry Bibb
  • Anonymous
  • The life and bondage of Frederick Douglass
  • Anonymous
  • Introduction: The language of slavery
  • Kidnapped and ransomed
  • Anonymous
  • Linda: incidents in the life of a slave girl: written by herself
  • Anonymous
  • THE SLAVE NARRATIVES AS HISTORY.
  • On dialect usage
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • The art and science of reading WPA slave narratives
  • Paul D. Escott
  • History from slave sources
  • WRITTEN BY THEMSELVES: VIEWS AND REVIEWS, 1750-1861.
  • C. Vann Woodward
  • Charles Chesnutt and the WPA narratives: the oral and literate roots of Afro-American literature
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • Using the testimony of ex-slaves: approaches and problems
  • John W. Blassingame
  • Plantation factories and the slave work ethic
  • Gerald Jaynes
  • The making of a fugitive slave narrative: Josiah Henson and Uncle Tom--a case study
  • Robin W. Winks
  • THE SLAVE NARRATIVES AS LITERATURE.
  • The life of Job Ben Solomon
  • "I was born": slave narratives, their status as autobiography and as literature
  • James Olney
  • Three West African writers of the 1780s
  • Paul Edwards
  • Crushed geraniums: Juan Francisco Manzano and the language of slavery
  • Susan Willis
  • I rose and found my voice: narration, authentication, and authorial control in four slave narratives
  • Robert Burns Stepto
  • Autobiographical acts and the voice of the Southern slave
  • Houston A. Baker Jr.
  • Anonymous
  • Text and contexts of Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself
  • Jean Fagan Yellin
  • The slave narrators and the picaresque mode : archetypes for modern black personae
  • Charles H. Nichols
  • Singing swords : the literary legacy of slavery
  • Melvin Dixon
  • The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African; written by himself
  • Anonymous
  • The life and adventures of a fugitive slave
  • Anonymous
Control code
ocm09324917
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780195032765
Lccn
83003950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
Stock number
lf
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o09324917
  • (OCoLC)09324917
Label
The slave's narrative, [edited by] Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Narrative of James Williams
  • Anonymous
  • The narrative of Juan Manzano
  • Anonymous
  • Narratives of fugitive slaves
  • Ephraim Peabody
  • Life of Henry Bibb
  • Anonymous
  • The life and bondage of Frederick Douglass
  • Anonymous
  • Introduction: The language of slavery
  • Kidnapped and ransomed
  • Anonymous
  • Linda: incidents in the life of a slave girl: written by herself
  • Anonymous
  • THE SLAVE NARRATIVES AS HISTORY.
  • On dialect usage
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • The art and science of reading WPA slave narratives
  • Paul D. Escott
  • History from slave sources
  • WRITTEN BY THEMSELVES: VIEWS AND REVIEWS, 1750-1861.
  • C. Vann Woodward
  • Charles Chesnutt and the WPA narratives: the oral and literate roots of Afro-American literature
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • Using the testimony of ex-slaves: approaches and problems
  • John W. Blassingame
  • Plantation factories and the slave work ethic
  • Gerald Jaynes
  • The making of a fugitive slave narrative: Josiah Henson and Uncle Tom--a case study
  • Robin W. Winks
  • THE SLAVE NARRATIVES AS LITERATURE.
  • The life of Job Ben Solomon
  • "I was born": slave narratives, their status as autobiography and as literature
  • James Olney
  • Three West African writers of the 1780s
  • Paul Edwards
  • Crushed geraniums: Juan Francisco Manzano and the language of slavery
  • Susan Willis
  • I rose and found my voice: narration, authentication, and authorial control in four slave narratives
  • Robert Burns Stepto
  • Autobiographical acts and the voice of the Southern slave
  • Houston A. Baker Jr.
  • Anonymous
  • Text and contexts of Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself
  • Jean Fagan Yellin
  • The slave narrators and the picaresque mode : archetypes for modern black personae
  • Charles H. Nichols
  • Singing swords : the literary legacy of slavery
  • Melvin Dixon
  • The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African; written by himself
  • Anonymous
  • The life and adventures of a fugitive slave
  • Anonymous
Control code
ocm09324917
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780195032765
Lccn
83003950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
Stock number
lf
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o09324917
  • (OCoLC)09324917

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