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William Wells Brown an African American life by Ezra Greenspan

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Published .
Written in English


  • Fugitive slaves,
  • African American authors,
  • Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementEzra Greenspan
LC ClassificationsPS1139.B9 Z64 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 614 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages614
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27175021M
ISBN 100393240908
ISBN 109780393240900
LC Control Number2014027984

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William Wells Brown: Selected full-text books and articles. Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave By William Wells Brown University of North Carolina Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works. The birth of real African American literary tradition dates from when Wm. Wells Brown wrote "Clotel," the story of the hardships of a mulatto family. The book is available free in e-text form from Project Gutenberg/5(13). His novel Clotel () is considered the first novel written by an African American; it was published in London, where he was living William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian.4/5. An author, playwright, and lecturer, William Wells Brown is considered one of the first significant African American writers and antislavery activists. His autobiography, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave, documents his life as a slave in Missouri and is one of .

When Brown did return, he had written Clotel, the first novel published by an Afro-American, and was finishing St. Domingo, a work that suggests Brown's growing antislavery militancy. The publication of those works as well as a travelogue, a play, and a compilation of antislavery songs established his reputation as the most prolific black literary figure of the mid-nineteenth century. William Wells Brown, though born into slavery, escaped to become one of the most prominent reformers of the nineteenth century and one of the earliest historians of the black experience. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the first, , edition of Clotel and includes, as did that edition, his autobiographical narrative, "The Life and Escape of William Wells Brown," plus newly written notes. Books. William Wells Brown was a prolific writer. His first book, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave, was published in This book is a memoir of Brown's life, and the episodic. Looking for books by William Wells Brown? See all books authored by William Wells Brown, including Clotel: or, The President's Daughter, and Three Classic African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave; Clotel; Our Nig, and more on

After settling in Boston, Brown published his autobiography, Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (). He then lectured on slavery and the temperance movement in Europe, which he wrote about in his travel memoir Three Years in Europe (). William Wells Brown We cannot tell the evils that exist in the southern States. Like the painter who stands idle by the side of his picture, waiting for the crowd to go out before lifting the screen from the canvas, for fear of frightening his visitors with the unfinished work, so we must wait and let the future historian complete the picture. William Wells Brown eBooks. Buy William Wells Brown eBooks to read online or download in PDF or ePub on your PC, tablet or mobile device. William, therfore, chose to remain England as his base, he spent the next four years traveling throughout Great Britain and to Europe, giving lectures about the slavery question and completing three more books. The first–A Description of William Wells Brown’s Panoramic Views of the Scenes in the Life of an American Slave, from Author: Historynet Staff.