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Classic Slave Narratives

Classic Slave Narratives - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451528247

Cover of Classic Slave Narratives 87 (ISBN 978-0451528247)
ISBN13: 978-0451528247
ISBN10: 0451528247
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Mentor Books
Published: 1987
International: No

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Classic Slave Narratives - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451528247

Henry Louis Gates

ISBN13: 978-0451528247
ISBN10: 0451528247
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Mentor Books
Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

These autobiographical narratives are the first texts in which black slaves began to proclaim themselves as human beings. The literature forms an intriguing personal tapestry, encompassing varied stories but inevitably depicting the horrors of human bondadge.

Table of Contents

PREFACE


I.--The author's account of his country, their manners and customs, &c
II.--The author's birth and parentage--His being kidnapped with his sister--Horrors of a slave ship
III.--The author is carried to Virginia--Arrives in England--His wonder at a fall of snow, &c.
IV.--A particular account of the celebrated engagement between Admiral Boscawen and Monsieur le Clue
V.--Various interesting instances of oppression, cruelty, and extortion
VI.--Favourable change in the author's situation--Surprised by two earthquakes--He commences merchant with three-pence
VII.--The author's disgust at the West Indies--Forms schemes to obtain his freedom, &c.
VIII.--Three remarkable dreams--The author is ship-wrecked on the Bahama-bank, &c.
IX.--The author arrives at Martinico--Meets with new difficulties, and sails for England, &c.
X.--Some account of the manner of the author's conversion to the faith of Jesus Christ
XI.--Picks up eleven miserable men at sea in returning to England from Spain, &c.
XII.--Different transactions of the author's life--Petition to the Queen--The author's marriage--Conclusion


Appendix