African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology



African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology

This edition

"African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology" . Ed. Sterling Lecater Bland, Jr. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001. xv+1,004 pp.

Table of contents

● Preface
● Introduction: Bearing Witness: The Fugitive Slave Narratives and Its Traditions

● Nat Turner / The Confessions of Nat Turner, The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va. (1831)
● Moses Roper / A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape, from American Slavery; with a Preface, by the Rev. T. Price, D.D. (1838)
● Lunsford Lane / The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. (1842)
● Lewis Clarke and Milton Clarke / Narratives of the Suffering of Lewis and Milton Clarke, Sons of a Soldier of the Revolution, During a Captivity of More than Twenty Years among the Slaveholders of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America. Dictated by Themselves (1846)
● William Hayden / Narrative of William Hayden. Containing a Faithful Account of His Travels for a Number of Years, Whilst a Slave, in the South. Written by Himself (1846)

● William Wells Brown / Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847)
● Henry Walton Bibb / Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave. Written by Himself. With an Introduction by Lucius C. Matlack (1849)
● Henry “Box” Brown / 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)
● Josiah Henson / The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself (1849)
● James W.C. Pennington / 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)
● William Green / Narrative of Events in the Life of William Green, (Formerly a Slave.) Written by Himself (1853)

● John Thompson / The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave; Containing His History of Twenty-Five Years in Bondage, and His Providential Escape. Written by Himself (1856)
● Austin Steward / Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman: Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West, by Austin Steward (1857)
● Reverend Noah Davis / A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. Written by Himself, at the Age of Fifty-Four (1859)
● William and Ellen Craft / Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (1860)
● James Mars / Life of James Mars, a Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut. Written by Himself (1864)

● Bibliography
● Index

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