A must for a historical nut like myself. Between And , Than Book Length Autobiographies Of Ex Slaves Were Published Together They Form The Basis For All Subsequent African American Literature I Was Born A Slave Collects The Most Significant Slave Narratives They Describe Whippings, Torture, Starvation, Resistance, And Hairbreadth Escapes Slave Auctions, Kidnappings, And Murders Sexual Abuse, Religious Confusion, The Struggle Of Learning To Read And Write And The Triumphs And Difficulties Of Life As Free Men And Women Many Of The Narratives Such As Those Of Frederick Douglass And Harriet Jacobs Have Achieved Reputations As Masterpieces But Some Of The Lesser Known Narratives Are Equally Brilliant This Unprecedented Anthology Presents Them Unabridged, Providing Each One With Helpful Introductions And Annotations, To Form The Most Comprehensive Volume Ever Assembled On The Lives And Writings Of The Slaves Volume Two Includes The Narratives Of Henry Bibb, James W C Pennington, Solomon Northup, John Brown, John Thompson, William And Ellen Craft, Harriet Jacobs Linda Brent , Jacob D Green, James Mars, And William Parker
Yuval Taylor, whose books include Faking It, I Was Born a Slave, The Cartoon Music Book, and The Future of Jazz, lives in Chicago.
- 796 pages
- I Was Born a Slave
- Yuval Taylor
- 08 October 2019 Yuval Taylor