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Twelve Years A Slave (Illustrated) PDF Book By Solomon Northup

Twelve Years A Slave (Illustrated)

  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • ISBN Code: : 2765903190
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 699 Readers
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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Twelve Years A Slave, Illustrated Edition PDF Book By Solomon Northup

Twelve Years A Slave, Illustrated Edition

  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • ISBN Code: : 1443434485
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 359 Readers
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Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northup’s moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details of the horrors he faced as a slave on Southern plantations, and his unshakable belief that he would return home to his family. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Northup’s story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery, and continues to resonate more than a century after the end of the American Civil War.

Neo-slave Narratives PDF Book By Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Neo-slave Narratives

  • Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
  • ISBN Code: : 0198029004
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 851 Readers
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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlave Narratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties.

When I Was a Slave PDF Book By Norman R. Yetman

When I Was a Slave

  • Author: Norman R. Yetman
  • ISBN Code: : 0486111393
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 496 Readers
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DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div

Twenty-Two Years a Slave - And Forty Years a Freeman PDF Book By Austin Steward

Twenty-Two Years a Slave - And Forty Years a Freeman

  • Author: Austin Steward
  • ISBN Code: : 1528791207
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 248 Readers
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Austin Steward (1793–1869) was an African-American author and abolitionist. Born into slavery, he managed to escape from Virginia aged 21 and moved to Rochester, New York before settling in Canada. “Twenty-Two Years a Slave - And Forty Years a Freeman” is Steward's astonishing 1856 autobiography within which he recounts the travails of his harrowing life as a slave in America, as well as his experiences as a free man. A compelling and heart-breaking slave narrative that will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history. Contents include: “Slave Life on the Plantation”, “At the Great House”, “Horse-Racing and its Consequences”, “Journey to our New Home in New York”, “Incidents at Sodus Bay”, “Removal from Sodus to Bath”, “Dueling”, “Horse-Racing and General Training”, “Death Bed and Bridal Scenes”, “Hired out to a New Master”, etc. Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic memoir now in a new edition with an introductory poem by Phillis Wheatley.

I Was Born a Slave PDF Book By Yuval Taylor

I Was Born a Slave

  • Author: Yuval Taylor
  • ISBN Code: : 1613742053
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Page : 832 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 421 Readers
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Between 1760 and 1902, more than 200 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 20 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 One (1770-1849) includes the narratives of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), William Grimes, Nat Turner, Charles Ball, Moses Roper, Frederick Douglass, Lewis & Milton Clarke, William Wells Brown, and Josiah Henson.

Thirty Years a Slave PDF Book By Louis Hughes

Thirty Years a Slave

  • Author: Louis Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 9781603060783
  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • Page : 154 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 612 Readers
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Louis Hughes was born a slave in Virginia and at age 12 was sold away from his mother, whom he never saw again. After a few interim owners, he was sold to a wealthy slaveowner who had a home near Memphis and plantation nearby in Mississippi. Hughes lived there as a house servant until near the end of the Civil War, when he escaped to the Union lines and then, in a daring adventure with the paid help of two Union soldiers, returned to the plantation for his wife. The couple made their way to Canada and after the war to Chicago and Detroit, eventually settling in Milwaukee. There Hughes became relatively comfortable as a hotel attendant and as an entrepreneur laundry operator. Self-educated and eloquent, Hughes wrote and privately published this memoir in 1897. It is a compelling account, by turns searing and compassionate about slavery, slaves, and slaveowners. No reader can be unmoved as Hughes tells about his five attempts to escape, about having to stand by helplessly while watching his wife whipped, of the joy of finally meeting again the brother whom he had not seen since they were little children in Virginia. Yet he also writes knowingly about the economics of slavery and the day-to-day business of the plantation, and the glass-house relationships between slaves and masters. Hughes died in Milwaukee in 1913.

Wench PDF Book By Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Wench

  • Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  • ISBN Code: : 0061966355
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 903 Readers
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Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. wench \'wench\ n. from Middle English “wenchel,”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery. “Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart.”—USA Today

How intersectionality is deployed in

How intersectionality is deployed in "12 years a slave"

  • Author: Janine Bergmeir
  • ISBN Code: : 3668899118
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 31 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen, course: Marriage, Sex, Adultery: Gender relations in the 19th Century, language: English, abstract: Slavery pertains to the woeful history of America as a calculated and colossal example of man’s inhumanity. It is a grievous monument, full of hatred and brutality, about which stories emerged early. The slave history of America has produced various narratives. In this paper I will analyse the novel “12 years a slave” and its film adaption with regard to the theory of intersectionality. I will examine two different responses to the idea of representing the brutal behaviour of human beings bought, sold and used up like property in literature and film. In my analysis I will make use of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality and its constituents such as race, gender, ethnicity and class, which are defining dimensions of inequality in this context. The primary aim is to examine how various axes of the term construct one another and how inequalities are articulated and connected with differences between human beings. This will be done by illustrating the multidimensional character of the various axis of the intersectional perspective.

This Republic of Suffering PDF Book By Drew Gilpin Faust

This Republic of Suffering

  • Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
  • ISBN Code: : 0307268586
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 165 Readers
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More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.

American Slavery, American Freedom PDF Book By Edmund S. Morgan

American Slavery, American Freedom

  • Author: Edmund S. Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 0393347516
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 282 Readers
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"Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book Review In the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality. George Washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. Thomas Jefferson led them in declaring independence. Virginians drafted not only the Declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. They were all slaveholders. In the new preface Edmund S. Morgan writes: "Human relations among us still suffer from the former enslavement of a large portion of our predecessors. The freedom of the free, the growth of freedom experienced in the American Revolution depended more than we like to admit on the enslavement of more than 20 percent of us at that time. How republican freedom came to be supported, at least in large part, by its opposite, slavery, is the subject of this book. American Slavery, American Freedom is a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the keys to this central paradox, "the marriage of slavery and freedom," in the people and the politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the Revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films PDF Book By Delphine Letort,Benaouda Lebdai

Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films

  • Author: Delphine Letort,Benaouda Lebdai
  • ISBN Code: : 3319770810
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 231 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 561 Readers
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This collective book offers new insight on the genres of biography and autobiography by examining the singular path of those deemed to be ‘outsiders’, such as Winnie Mandela, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X and Harvey Milk. Its specific focus on these female leaders and civil rights activists, who refused to be constrained by gender, race and class, shifts attention away from the great men of history and places it solely on those who have transformed their personal lives into a fight for collective goals. With an interdisciplinary approach that looks at literature, cinema and cultural studies, Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Cinema argues that life writing is a key source of artistic creativity and activism which enables us to take a fresh look at history.

Soul by Soul PDF Book By Walter JOHNSON

Soul by Soul

  • Author: Walter JOHNSON
  • ISBN Code: : 9780674039155
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 294 Readers
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Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each. What emerges is not only the brutal economics of trading but the vast and surprising interdependencies among the actors involved.

Biography and History in Film PDF Book By Thomas S. Freeman,David L. Smith

Biography and History in Film

  • Author: Thomas S. Freeman,David L. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 3319894080
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 795 Readers
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The essays in this volume seek to analyze biographical films as representations of historical individuals and the times in which they lived. To do this, contributors examine the context in which certain biographical films were made, including the state of knowledge about their subjects at that moment, and what these films reveal about the values and purposes of those who created them. This is an original approach to biographical (as opposed to historical) films and one that has so far played little part in the growing literature on historical films. The films discussed here date from the 1920s to the 2010s, and deal with males and females in periods ranging from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century. In the process, the book discusses how biographical films reflect changing attitudes towards issues such as race, gender and sexuality, and examines the influence of these films on popular perceptions of the past. The introduction analyses the nature of biographical films as a genre: it compares and contrasts the nature of biography on film with written biographies, and considers their relationship with the discipline of history. As the first collection of essays on this popular but understudied genre, this book will be of interest to historians as well as those in film and cultural studies.

The Two Princes of Calabar PDF Book By Randy J. Sparks

The Two Princes of Calabar

  • Author: Randy J. Sparks
  • ISBN Code: : 0674043898
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 231 Readers
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In 1767, two "princes" of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar, on the slave coast of Africa, were ambushed and captured by English slavers. The princes, Little Ephraim Robin John and Ancona Robin Robin John, were themselves slave traders who were betrayed by African competitors--and so began their own extraordinary odyssey of enslavement. Their story, written in their own hand, survives as a rare firsthand account of the Atlantic slave experience. Randy Sparks made the remarkable discovery of the princes' correspondence and has managed to reconstruct their adventures from it. They were transported from the coast of Africa to Dominica, where they were sold to a French physician. By employing their considerable language and interpersonal skills, they cleverly negotiated several escapes that took them from the Caribbean to Virginia, and to England, but always ended in their being enslaved again. Finally, in England, they sued for, and remarkably won, their freedom. Eventually, they found their way back to Old Calabar and, evidence suggests, resumed their business of slave trading. The Two Princes of Calabar offers a rare glimpse into the eighteenth-century Atlantic World and slave trade from an African perspective. It brings us into the trading communities along the coast of Africa and follows the regular movement of goods, people, and ideas across and around the Atlantic. It is an extraordinary tale of slaves' relentless quest for freedom and their important role in the creation of the modern Atlantic World.

The Making of African America PDF Book By Ira Berlin

The Making of African America

  • Author: Ira Berlin
  • ISBN Code: : 1101189894
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 271 Readers
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A leading historian offers a sweeping new account of the African American experience over four centuries Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation of one million slaves to the interior of the antebellum South; the movement of more than six million blacks to the industrial cities of the north and west a century later; and since the late 1960s, the arrival of black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. These epic migra­tions have made and remade African American life. Ira Berlin's magisterial new account of these passages evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America. In effect, Berlin rewrites the master narrative of African America, challenging the traditional presentation of a linear path of progress. He finds instead a dynamic of change in which eras of deep rootedness alternate with eras of massive move­ment, tradition giving way to innovation. The culture of black America is constantly evolving, affected by (and affecting) places as far away from one another as Biloxi, Chicago, Kingston, and Lagos. Certain to gar­ner widespread media attention, The Making of African America is a bold new account of a long and crucial chapter of American history.

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation PDF Book By Various

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

  • Author: Various
  • ISBN Code: : 1598532146
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Page : 848 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 228 Readers
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For the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here is a collection of writings that charts our nation’s long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil. It’s an inspiring moral and political struggle whose evolution parallels the story of America itself. To advance their cause, the opponents of slavery employed every available literary form: fiction and poetry, essay and autobiography, sermons, pamphlets, speeches, hymns, plays, even children’s literature. This is the first anthology to take the full measure of a body of writing that spans nearly two centuries and, exceptionally for its time, embraced writers black and white, male and female. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano offer original, even revolutionary, eighteenth century responses to slavery. With the nineteenth century, an already diverse movement becomes even more varied: the impassioned rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison joins the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and William Wells Brown; memoirs of former slaves stand alongside protest poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Lydia Sigourney; anonymous editorials complement speeches by statesmen such as Charles Sumner and Abraham Lincoln. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the antislavery movement, and a16-page color insert of illustrations.

The Medical Examiner PDF Book By James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

The Medical Examiner

  • Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
  • ISBN Code: : 0316504831
  • Publisher : BookShots
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 803 Readers
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In James Patterson's #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women's Murder Club tracks down two bodies at the morgue-but one of them is still breathing . . . A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds a wealthy heiress, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women's Murder Club . . . or just the most twisted? BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War PDF Book By David Fiske

Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War

  • Author: David Fiske
  • ISBN Code: : 1440836655
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 170 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 793 Readers
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Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens—especially free blacks—were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured. • Features portraits, sketches, and images of documents and newspaper articles related to kidnapping • Identifies the numerous factors that led to the lucrative business of kidnapping • Describes the physical and psychological subduing of victims • Includes the perspectives of those who tried to help: educators, crusaders, rescuers, and cooperative slave owners

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad PDF Book By Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

  • Author: Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell
  • ISBN Code: : 0486796701
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

Movies in the Age of Obama PDF Book By David Garrett Izzo

Movies in the Age of Obama

  • Author: David Garrett Izzo
  • ISBN Code: : 1442241306
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 314 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 656 Readers
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This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

"Twelve Years a Slave" in the classroom. Background information, ideas and suggestions for teaching about slavery

  • Author: Andrea Letzel
  • ISBN Code: : 3668381437
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 76 pages
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 268 Readers
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Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This thesis will go in depth in an effort to answer whether Twelve Years a Slave is an appropriate book to teach in German classrooms and how it can be taught. Furthermore, this paper will equip high school teachers with a step-by-step outline offering background information, teaching ideas and suggestions. The details in this paper, along with the analyses and presentation, provide the reader with essential information that will later be referred to in the teaching unit. Different themes that are considered of high importance are presented to equip the teacher for a unit using the narrative Twelve Years a Slave. Slavery is alive and well in our society today, nearly one hundred fifty after its legal end. Human trafficking, brothel houses, and franchise owners enslaving undocumented workers are just a few instances of modern day slavery. Consequently, this begs the question if, and what, is the importance of learning about slavery? Furthermore, what is the best and most influential way to portray this controversial issue? History books are a common source in history lessons all over the world, even if they involve factual texts that do not have a great effect on students. When teaching the institution of slavery, though, the genre of slave narrative is worth considering using. In recent years slave narratives have resurfaced, shedding light and insight into the peculiar institution of slavery in the antebellum South. Frederick Douglass and Harriett Jacobs -to name a few- are examples of former slaves who shared their story and expedited the antislavery movement. Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped, sold into slavery and deprived of liberty for twelve years wrote one of the most popular slave narratives, documenting his experiences during his time in bondage. The peculiar institution of slavery is a complex history topic that is hard to summarize. With his book, Northup created a work that involves the individual life of a slave and presents the institution from a micro perspective. In 2013, the story of his book resurfaced and with the help of British director Steve McQueen and participating actor Brad Pitt, and the 19th century slave narrative turned Hollywood Blockbuster hit. Following the movies big success, Twelve Years a Slave was subsequently added to the national curriculum in the United States.

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative PDF Book By John Ernest

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative

  • Author: John Ernest
  • ISBN Code: : 0199875685
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 452 Readers
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Given the rise of new interdisciplinary and methodological approaches to African American and Black Atlantic studies, The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative will offer a fresh, wide-ranging assessment of this major American literary genre. The volume will begin with articles that consider the fundamental concerns of gender, sexuality, community, and the Christian ethos of suffering and redemption that are central to any understanding of slave narratives. The chapters that follow will interrogate the various agendas behind the production of both pre- and post-Emancipation narratives and take up the various interpretive problems they pose. Strategic omissions and veiled gestures were often necessary in these life accounts as they revealed disturbing, too-painful truths, far beyond what white audiences were prepared to hear. While touching upon the familiar canonical autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, the Handbook will pay more attention to the under-studied narratives of Josiah Henson, Sojourner Truth, William Grimes, Henry Box Brown, and other often-overlooked accounts. In addition to the literary autobiographies of bondage, the volume will anatomize the powerful WPA recordings of interviews with former slaves during the late 1930s. With essays on the genre's imaginative afterlife, its final essays will chart the emergence and development of neoslave narratives, most notably in Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, Toni Morrisons's Beloved and Octavia Butler's provocative science fiction novel, Kindred. In short, the Handbook will provide a long-overdue assessment of the state of the genre and the vital scholarship that continues to grow around it, work that is offering some of the most provocative analysis emerging out of the literary studies discipline as a whole.

The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb PDF Book By Henry Bibb

The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb

  • Author: Henry Bibb
  • ISBN Code: : 029916893X
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 556 Readers
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First published in 1849 and largely unavailable for many years, The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb is among the most remarkable slave narratives. Born on a Kentucky plantation in 1815, Bibb first attempted to escape from bondage at the age of ten. He was recaptured and escaped several more times before he eventually settled in Detroit, Michigan, and joined the antislavery movement as a lecturer. Bibb’s story is different in many ways from the widely read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. He was owned by a Native American; he is one of the few ex-slave autobiographers who had labored in the Deep South (Louisiana); and he writes about folkways of the slaves, especially how he used conjure to avoid punishment and to win the hearts of women. Most significant, he is unique in exploring the importance of marriage and family to him, recounting his several trips to free his wife and child. This new edition includes an introduction by literary scholar Charles Heglar and a selection of letters and editorials by Bibb.

LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents PDF Book By Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,Harriet E. Wilson,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Albion Winegar Tourgée,Sutton E. Griggs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Charles Ball,Austin Steward,Henry Bibb,L. S. Thompson,Kate Drumgoold,Lucy A. Delaney,Moses Grandy,John Gabriel Stedman,Henry Box Brown,Margaretta Matilda Odell,Thomas S. Gaines,Brantz Mayer,Aphra Behn,Theodore Canot,Daniel Drayton,Thomas Clarkson,F. G. De Fontaine,John Dixon Long,Stephen Smith,Joseph Mountain,Ida B. Wells-Barnett

LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents

  • Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,Harriet E. Wilson,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Albion Winegar Tourgée,Sutton E. Griggs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Charles Ball,Austin Steward,Henry Bibb,L. S. Thompson,Kate Drumgoold,Lucy A. Delaney,Moses Grandy,John Gabriel Stedman,Henry Box Brown,Margaretta Matilda Odell,Thomas S. Gaines,Brantz Mayer,Aphra Behn,Theodore Canot,Daniel Drayton,Thomas Clarkson,F. G. De Fontaine,John Dixon Long,Stephen Smith,Joseph Mountain,Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • ISBN Code: : 8027225493
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 8403 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
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This unique collection of "LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Memoirs Narrative of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave The Underground Railroad Up From Slavery Willie Lynch Letter Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom Thirty Years a Slave Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green The Life of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes Harriet: The Moses of Her People Father Henson's Story of His Own Life 50 Years in Chains Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story From the Darkness Cometh the Light Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive Sketches of the Life of Joseph Mountain Novels Oroonoko Uncle Tom's Cabin Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Heroic Slave Slavery's Pleasant Homes Our Nig Clotelle Marrow of Tradition Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man A Fool's Errand Bricks Without Straw Imperium in Imperio The Hindered Hand Historical Documents The History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Life, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Report on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Emancipation Proclamation (1863) Gettysburg Address XIII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1865) Civil Rights Act of 1866 XIV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1868) Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)...

The Slave's Narrative PDF Book By Charles T. Davis,Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Slave's Narrative

  • Author: Charles T. Davis,Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 9780195362022
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 342 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
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These autobiographies of Afro-American ex-slaves comprise the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. 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.

Slave Narratives after Slavery PDF Book By William L. Andrews

Slave Narratives after Slavery

  • Author: William L. Andrews
  • ISBN Code: : 019983122X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 456 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
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The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom and citizenship. Slave Narratives After Slavery reprints five of the most important and revealing first-person narratives of slavery and freedom published after 1865. Elizabeth Keckley's controversial Behind the Scenes (1868) introduced white America to the industry and progressive outlook of an emerging black middle class. The little-known Narrative of the life of John Quincy Adams, When in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman (1872) gave eloquent voice to the African American working class as it migrated from the South to the North in search of opportunity. William Wells Brown's My Southern Home (1880) retooled the image of slavery delineated in his widely-read antebellum Narrative and offered his reader a first-hand assessment of the South at the close of Reconstruction. Lucy Ann Delaney used From the Darkness Cometh the Light (1891) to pay tribute to her enslaved mother and to exemplify the qualities of mind and spirit that had ensured her own fulfillment in freedom. Louis Hughes's Thirty Years a Slave (1897) spoke for a generation of black Americans who, perceiving the spread of segregation across the South, sought to remind the nation of the horrors of its racial history and of the continued dedication of the once enslaved to dignity, opportunity, and independence.

UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition PDF Book By Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Harriet Beecher Stowe

UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition

  • Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • ISBN Code: : 802722554X
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 3416 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 161 Readers
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This unique collection of "UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman 12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves Harriet: The Moses of Her People – Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave – Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Father Henson's Story of His Own Life – by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! The Confessions of Nat Turner The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft) Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes) Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D. Green) Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Florida Narratives PDF Book By United States Work Projects Administration

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Florida Narratives

  • Author: United States Work Projects Administration
  • ISBN Code: : 146561205X
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : pages
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"I kaint tell nothin bout slavery times cept what I heared folks talk about. I was too young to remember much but I recleck seein my granma milk de cows an do de washin. Granpa was old, an dey let him do light work, mosly fish an hunt. "I doan member nothin bout my daddy. He died when I was a baby. My stepfather was Stephen Anderson, an my mammy's name was Dorcas. He come fum Vajinny, but my mammy was borned an raised in Wilmington. My name was Josephine Anderson fore I married Willie Jones. I had two half-brothers youngern me, John Henry an Ed, an a half-sister, Elsie. De boys had to mind de calves an sheeps, an Elsie nursed de missus' baby. I done de cookin, mosly, an helped my mammy spin. "I was ony five year old when dey brung me to Sanderson, in Baker County, Florida. My stepfather went to work for a turpentine man, makin barrels, an he work at dat job till he drop dead in de camp. I reckon he musta had heart disease. "I doan recleck ever seein my mammy wear shoes. Even in de winter she go barefoot, an I reckon cold didn't hurt her feet no moran her hands an face. We all wore dresses made o' homespun. De thread was spun an de cloth wove right in our own home. My mamy an granmamy an me done it in spare time. "My weddin dress was blue—blue for true. I thought it was de prettiest dress I ever see. We was married in de court-house, an dat be a mighty happy day for me. Mos folks dem days got married by layin a broom on de floor an jumpin over it. Dat seals de marriage, an at de same time brings em good luck. "Ya see brooms keeps hants away. When mean folks dies, de old debbil sometimes doan want em down dere in da bad place, so he makes witches out of em, an sends em back. One thing bout witches, dey gotta count everthing fore dey can git acrosst it. You put a broom acrosst your door at night an old witches gotta count ever straw in dat broom fore she can come in. "Some folks can jes nachly see hants bettern others. Teeny, my gal can. I reckon das cause she been borned wid a veil—you know, a caul, sumpum what be over some babies' faces when dey is borned. Folks borned wid a caul can see sperrits, an tell whas gonna happen fore it comes true.

The Princeton Fugitive Slave PDF Book By Lolita Buckner Inniss

The Princeton Fugitive Slave

  • Author: Lolita Buckner Inniss
  • ISBN Code: : 0823285359
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Page : 263 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 284 Readers
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A study of the life of a Maryland slave, his escape to freedom in New Jersey, and the trials that ensued. James Collins Johnson made his name by escaping slavery in Maryland and fleeing to Princeton, New Jersey, where he built a life in a bustling community of African Americans working at what is now Princeton University. After only four years, he was recognized by a student from Maryland, arrested, and subjected to a trial for extradition under the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act. On the eve of his rendition, after attempts to free Johnson by force had failed, a local aristocratic white woman purchased Johnson’s freedom, allowing him to avoid re-enslavement. The Princeton Fugitive Slave reconstructs James Collins Johnson’s life, from birth and enslaved life in Maryland to his daring escape, sensational trial for re-enslavement, and last-minute change of fortune, and through to the end of his life in Princeton, where he remained a figure of local fascination. Stories of Johnson’s life in Princeton often describe him as a contented, jovial soul, beloved on campus and memorialized on his gravestone as “The Students Friend.” But these familiar accounts come from student writings and sentimental recollections in alumni reports—stories from elite, predominantly white, often southern sources whose relationships with Johnson were hopelessly distorted by differences in race and social standing. In interrogating these stories against archival records, newspaper accounts, courtroom narratives, photographs, and family histories, author Lolita Buckner Inniss builds a picture of Johnson on his own terms, piecing together the sparse evidence and disaggregating him from the other black vendors with whom he was sometimes confused. By telling Johnson’s story and examining the relationship between antebellum Princeton’s Black residents and the economic engine that supported their community, the book questions the distinction between employment and servitude that shrinks and threatens to disappear when an individual’s freedom is circumscribed by immobility, lack of opportunity, and contingency on local interpretations of a hotly contested body of law. Praise for The Princeton Fugitive Slave “Fascinating historical detective work . . . Deeply researched, the book overturns any lingering idea that Princeton was a haven from the broader society. Johnson had to cope with the casual racism of students, occasional eruptions of racial violence in town and the ubiquitous use of the N-word by even the supposedly educated. This book contributes to our understanding of slavery’s legacy today.” —Shane White, author of Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire “Collectively, Inniss’s work provides an exciting model for future scholars of slavery and labor. Perhaps most importantly, Inniss skillfully and compassionately restores Johnson's voice to his own historical narrative.” —G. Patrick O'Brien, H-Slavery

What is Slavery? PDF Book By Brenda E. Stevenson

What is Slavery?

  • Author: Brenda E. Stevenson
  • ISBN Code: : 074569585X
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 739 Readers
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What is slavery? It seems a simple enough question. Despite the long history of the institution and its widespread use around the globe, many people still largely associate slavery, outside of the biblical references in the Old Testament, to the enslavement of Africans in America, particularly the United States. Slavery proved to be essential to the creation of the young nation’s agricultural and industrial economies and profoundly shaped its political and cultural landscapes, even until today. What Is Slavery? focuses on the experience of enslaved black people in the United States from its early colonial period to the dawn of that destructive war that was as much about slavery as anything else. The book begins with a survey of slavery across time and place, from the ancient world to the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade and then describes the commerce in black laborers that ushered in market globalization and brought more than 12 million Africans to the Americas, before finally examining slavery in law and practice. For those who are looking for a concise and comprehensive treatment of such topics as slave labor, culture, resistance, family and gender relations, the domestic slave trade, the regionalization of the institution in the expanding southern and southwestern frontiers, and escalating abolitionist and proslavery advocacies, this book will be essential reading.

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Maryland Narratives PDF Book By United States Work Projects Administration

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Maryland Narratives

  • Author: United States Work Projects Administration
  • ISBN Code: : 1465612106
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : pages
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Aunt Lucy, an ex-slave, lives with her son, Lafayette Brooks, in a shack on the Carroll Inn Springs property at Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Md. To go to her home from Rockville, leave the Court House going east on Montgomery Ave. and follow US Highway No. 240, otherwise known as the Rockville Pike, in its southeasterly direction, four and one half miles to the junction with it on the left (east) of the Garrett Park Road. This junction is directly opposite the entrance to the Georgetown Preparatory School, which is on the west of this road. Turn left on the Garrett Park Road and follow it through that place and crossing Rock Creek go to Kensington. Here cross the tracks of the B.&O. R.R. and parallel them onward to Forest Glen. From the railroad station in this place go onward to Forest Glen. From the railroad station in this place go onward on the same road to the third lane branching off to the left. This lane will be identified by the sign "Carroll Springs Inn". Turn left here and enter the grounds of the inn. But do not go up in front of the inn itself which is one quarter of a mile from the road. Instead, where the drive swings to the right to go to the inn, bear to the left and continue downward fifty yards toward the swimming pool. Lucy's shack is on the left and one hundred feet west of the pool. It is about eleven miles from Rockville. Lucy is an usual type of Negro and most probably is a descendant of less remotely removed African ancestors than the average plantation Negroes. She does not appear to be a mixed blood—a good guess would be that she is pure blooded Senegambian. She is tall and very thin, and considering her evident great age, very erect, her head is very broad, overhanging ears, her forehead broad and not so receeding as that of the average. Her eyes are wide apart and are bright and keen. She has no defect in hearing.

Slave Revolt on Screen PDF Book By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Slave Revolt on Screen

  • Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
  • ISBN Code: : 1496833147
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 348 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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In Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games author Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall analyzes how films and video games from around the world have depicted slave revolt, focusing on the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). This event, the first successful revolution by enslaved people in modern history, sent shock waves throughout the Atlantic World. Regardless of its historical significance however, this revolution has become less well-known—and appears less often on screen—than most other revolutions; its story, involving enslaved Africans liberating themselves through violence, does not match the suffering-slaves-waiting-for-a-white-hero genre that pervades Hollywood treatments of Black history. Despite Hollywood’s near-silence on this event, some films on the Revolution do exist—from directors in Haiti, the US, France, and elsewhere. Slave Revolt on Screen offers the first-ever comprehensive analysis of Haitian Revolution cinema, including completed films and planned projects that were never made. In addition to studying cinema, this book also breaks ground in examining video games, a pop-culture form long neglected by historians. Sepinwall scrutinizes video game depictions of Haitian slave revolt that appear in games like the Assassin’s Creed series that have reached millions more players than comparable films. In analyzing films and games on the revolution, Slave Revolt on Screen calls attention to the ways that economic legacies of slavery and colonialism warp pop-culture portrayals of the past and leave audiences with distorted understandings.

12 Years a Slave (Movie Tie-In) PDF Book By Solomon Northup

12 Years a Slave (Movie Tie-In)

  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • ISBN Code: : 0698161491
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 277 Readers
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The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller “I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank’s Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon’s bravery and life deserve nothing less.” —Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, from the Foreword Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.

Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films PDF Book By Delphine Letort,Benaouda Lebdai

Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films

  • Author: Delphine Letort,Benaouda Lebdai
  • ISBN Code: : 3319770810
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 231 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 432 Readers
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This collective book offers new insight on the genres of biography and autobiography by examining the singular path of those deemed to be ‘outsiders’, such as Winnie Mandela, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X and Harvey Milk. Its specific focus on these female leaders and civil rights activists, who refused to be constrained by gender, race and class, shifts attention away from the great men of history and places it solely on those who have transformed their personal lives into a fight for collective goals. With an interdisciplinary approach that looks at literature, cinema and cultural studies, Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Cinema argues that life writing is a key source of artistic creativity and activism which enables us to take a fresh look at history.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl PDF Book By Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Author: Harriet Jacobs
  • ISBN Code: : 0191019798
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 553 Readers
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'The degradations, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe.' Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in the American South and went on to write one of the most extraordinary slave narratives. First published pseudonymously in 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl describes Jacobs's treatment at the hands of her owners, her eventual escape to the North, and her perilous existence evading recapture as a fugitive slave. To save herself from sexual assault and protect her children she is forced to hide for seven years in a tiny attic space, suffering terrible psychological and physical pain. Written to expose the appalling treatment of slaves in the South and the racism of the free North, and to advance the abolitionist cause, Incidents is notable for its careful construction and literary effects. Jacobs's story of self-emancipation and a growing feminist consciousness is the tale of an individual and a searing indictment of slavery's inhumanity. This edition includes the short memoir by Jacobs's brother, John S. Jacobs, 'A True Tale of Slavery'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Life in Chains PDF Book By Frederick Douglass,Harriet E. Wilson,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Booker T. Washington

A Life in Chains

  • Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet E. Wilson,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Booker T. Washington
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 8405 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 298 Readers
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e-artnow presents the collection of the recorded testimonies of former slaves, memoirs, historical studies, reports of the life and laws in the south, legislation on civil rights, as well as popular fiction which unveiled the injustice and horrors of slavery to the masses:_x000D_ Slave Narratives_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass_x000D_ The Underground Railroad_x000D_ Harriet: The Moses of Her People_x000D_ 12 Years a Slave_x000D_ Life, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary_x000D_ From the Darkness Cometh the Light_x000D_ Up From Slavery_x000D_ Willie Lynch Letter_x000D_ Confessions of Nat Turner_x000D_ Narrative of Sojourner Truth_x000D_ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl_x000D_ History of Mary Prince_x000D_ Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom_x000D_ Thirty Years a Slave_x000D_ The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano_x000D_ Behind The Scenes_x000D_ Father Henson's Story of His Own Life_x000D_ Fifty Years in Chains_x000D_ Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman_x000D_ Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb_x000D_ Story of Mattie J. Jackson_x000D_ A Slave Girl's Story_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box_x000D_ Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley_x000D_ Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century_x000D_ Historical Documents:_x000D_ Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)_x000D_ Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865)_x000D_ Civil Rights Act of 1866_x000D_ Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1868)_x000D_ Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)_x000D_ Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1870)_x000D_ Studies: _x000D_ Captain Canot_x000D_ History of American Abolitionism_x000D_ Pictures of Slavery in Church and State_x000D_ Report on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave_x000D_ Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases_x000D_ Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act_x000D_ Pearl Incident_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ Oroonoko_x000D_ Uncle Tom's Cabin_x000D_ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_x000D_ Heroic Slave_x000D_ Slavery's Pleasant Homes_x000D_ Our Nig_x000D_ Clotelle_x000D_ Marrow of Tradition_x000D_ Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man_x000D_ A Fool's Errand_x000D_ Bricks Without Straw_x000D_ Imperium in Imperio_x000D_ The Hindered Hand

Down, Up, and Over PDF Book By Dwight N. Hopkins

Down, Up, and Over

  • Author: Dwight N. Hopkins
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451407358
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 167 Readers
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"First reconstructs the culutral matrix of African American religion, a total way of life formed by Protestantism, American culture, and the institution of slavery (1619-1865). Whites from Europe and Blacks from Africa arrived with specific, differing views of God, faith, and humanity. Hopkins recreates their worldviews and shows how white theology sought to remake African Americans into naturally inferior beings divinely ordained into subservience. The counter voice of enslaved blacks is the birth of the Spirit of liberation." -- Back cover.

Liberty and Freedom PDF Book By David Hackett Fischer

Liberty and Freedom

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • ISBN Code: : 9780199774906
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 864 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 500 Readers
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade PDF Book By Ana Lucia Araujo

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade

  • Author: Ana Lucia Araujo
  • ISBN Code: : 1350010618
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 559 Readers
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Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave society in the Americas has paid reparations to former slaves or their descendants. European countries have never compensated their former colonies in the Americas, whose wealth relied on slave labor, to a greater or lesser extent. Likewise, no African nation ever obtained any form of reparations for the Atlantic slave trade. Ana Lucia Araujo argues that these calls for reparations are not only not dead, but have a long and persevering history. She persuasively demonstrates that since the 18th century, enslaved and freed individuals started conceptualizing the idea of reparations in petitions, correspondences, pamphlets, public speeches, slave narratives, and judicial claims, written in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. In different periods, despite the legality of slavery, slaves and freed people were conscious of having been victims of a great injustice. This is the first book to offer a transnational narrative history of the financial, material, and symbolic reparations for slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. Drawing from the voices of various social actors who identified themselves as the victims of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery, Araujo illuminates the multiple dimensions of the demands of reparations, including the period of slavery, the emancipation era, the post-abolition period, and the present.