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St. Domingo - Its Revolutions and Its Patriots: a Lecture Delivered Before the Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, and at... St. Domingo - Its Revolutions and Its Patriots: a Lecture Delivered Before the Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, and at St. Thomas' Church, Philadelphia, December 20, 1854 (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Black Man - His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Black Man - His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Narrative of William W. Brown (Paperback): William Wells Brown Narrative of William W. Brown (Paperback)
William Wells Brown; Contributions by Mint Editions
R145 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R17 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1847, William W. Brown offers a first-person narrative that details his enslavement and the daring escape that ultimately led to his freedom. It's a captivating tale and testament to the perseverance and strength of the human spirit. In this narrative, William W. Brown presents the true story of his birth and life as an enslaved African American. He provides a truthful look at his origins, noting the unfortunate dynamic between his Black mother and white father. Brown goes into great detail explaining the rules and regulations of plantation life. He also discusses working on a steamboat, which eventually leads to his escape. Narrative of William W. Brown is a sobering story that illuminates the horrors of an inhumane institution. It's personal and vital record that gives insight into the darkest time in American history. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Narrative of William W. Brown is both modern and readable.

Three Years in Europe - Or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met (Paperback): William Wells Brown Three Years in Europe - Or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met (Paperback)
William Wells Brown; Assisted by William Farmer
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

William Wells Brown (1814? 84) was uncertain of his own birthday because he was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. He managed to escape to Ohio, a free state, in 1834. Obtaining work on steamboats, he assisted many other slaves to escape across Lake Erie to Canada. In 1849, having achieved prominence in the American anti-slavery movement, he left for Europe, both to lecture against slavery and also to gain an education for his daughters. He stayed in Europe until 1854, since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 had made it possible that he could be taken back into slavery if he returned. Meanwhile, he had begun to write both fiction and non-fiction, and this account of his travels in Europe, prefaced by a short biography, was published in 1852. Brown was able to return to the United States in 1854, when British friends paid for his freedom."

The President's Daughter (Paperback): William Wells Brown The President's Daughter (Paperback)
William Wells Brown; Contributions by Mint Editions
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Born into slavery, Clotel is a white-passing woman who conceals her identity and uses a disguise to infiltrate a plantation to rescue her loved ones. It's a story of survival that's deeply rooted in the cruelest part of American history. Clotel and Althesa are the illegitimate daughters of Thomas Jefferson and a slave woman named Currer. Despite their father's elite status, the girls are sold into slavery but attempt to use their fair complexions to their advantage. Clotel takes it a step further, dressing as a white man to emancipate her daughter who was sold against her will. Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an American tragedy that explores generational trauma. William Wells Brown, who's considered the first African American novelist, uses his personal experience to illustrate the horrors of bondage. It's a heartbreaking tale that tests the undeniable power of the human spirit. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is both modern and readable.

Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Paperback, New Ed): William Wells Brown, Joan E. Cashin Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Paperback, New Ed)
William Wells Brown, Joan E. Cashin
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Hardcover, New Ed): William Wells Brown, Joan E. Cashin Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Hardcover, New Ed)
William Wells Brown, Joan E. Cashin
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Paperback): Peter Damian Bellis Clotel, or the President's Daughter (Paperback)
Peter Damian Bellis; William Wells Brown
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Clotel - or, The President's Daughter (Paperback): William Wells Brown Clotel - or, The President's Daughter (Paperback)
William Wells Brown; Introduction by M. Giulia Fabi
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage--then sells her. Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father's house. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, Clotel is more than a sensationalist novel. It is a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition, a brilliantly composed and richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world in which race is a cultural construct.First time in Penguin ClassicsPublished in time for African-American History MonthIncludes appendices that show the different endings Brown created for the various later versions of Clotel, along with the author's narrative of his "Life and Escape," Introduction, suggested readings, and comprehensive explanatory notes

Narrative of William W. Brown - Written by Himself (Paperback): William Wells Brown Narrative of William W. Brown - Written by Himself (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R108 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R11 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Escape; Or, A Leap For Freedom - A Drama, in Five Acts (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Escape; Or, A Leap For Freedom - A Drama, in Five Acts (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Clotel (Paperback): William Wells Brown Clotel (Paperback)
William Wells Brown; Edited by Geoffrey Sanborn
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As nearly all of its reviewers pointed out, Clotel was an audience-minded performance, an effort to capitalize on the post-Uncle Tom's Cabin ""mania"" for abolitionist fiction in Great Britain, where William Wells Brown lived between 1849 and 1854. The novel tells the story of Clotel and Althesa, the fictional daughters of Thomas Jefferson and his mixed-race slave. Like the popular and entertaining public lectures that Brown gave in England and America, Clotel is a series of startling, attention-grabbing narrative ""attractions"". Brown creates in this novel a delivery system for these attractions, in an effort to draw as many readers as possible towards anti-slavery and anti-racist causes. Rough, studded with caricatures, and intimate with the racism it ironizes, Clotel is still capable of creating a potent mix of discomfort and delight. This edition aims to makes it possible to read Clotel in something like its original cultural context. Geoffrey Sanborn's Introduction discusses Brown's extensive plagiarism of other authors in composing Clotel, as well as his narrative strategies in the novel.

Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave - Written by Himself (Paperback): William Wells Brown Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave - Written by Himself (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Anti-Slavery Harp - A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Anti-Slavery Harp - A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
St. Domingo - Its Revolutions And Its Patriots: A Lecture Delivered Before The Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, And At... St. Domingo - Its Revolutions And Its Patriots: A Lecture Delivered Before The Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, And At St. Thomas' Church, Philadelphia, December 20, 1854 (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Negro in the American Rebellion (Hardcover): William Wells Brown The Negro in the American Rebellion (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Paperback): William Wells Brown The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Hardcover): William Wells Brown The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
St. Domingo - Its Revolutions And Its Patriots: A Lecture Delivered Before The Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, And At... St. Domingo - Its Revolutions And Its Patriots: A Lecture Delivered Before The Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, And At St. Thomas' Church, Philadelphia, December 20, 1854 (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Hardcover): William Wells Brown The American Fugitive in Europe - Sketches of Places and People Abroad (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R939 R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Save R178 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Negro in the American Rebellion - His Heroism and His Fidelity (Hardcover): William Wells Brown The Negro in the American Rebellion - His Heroism and His Fidelity (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R990 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R188 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave, Written by Himself (Hardcover): William Wells Brown Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave, Written by Himself (Hardcover)
William Wells Brown
R810 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R154 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (Paperback): William Wells Brown Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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