The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300210569


The Heroic Slave Book Description :

First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washington, who, along with eighteen others, took control of the slave ship Creole in November 1841 and sailed it to Nassau in the British colony of the Bahamas, where they could live free. This new critical edition, ideal for classroom use, includes the full text of Douglass’s fictional recounting of the most successful slave revolt in American history, as well as an interpretive introduction; excerpts from Douglass’s correspondence, speeches, and editorials; short selections by other writers on the Creole re...

The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave


  • Author : Fredrick Douglass
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486831657


The Heroic Slave Book Description :

Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass based his only fictional work on the gripping true story of the biggest slave rebellion in U.S. history. The Heroic Slave was inspired by a courageous uprising led by Madison Washington in 1841. Washington rallied 18 of the 135 slaves aboard a ship bound for New Orleans, the country's primary slave-trading market. The mutineers seized control, landing the ship in the British-controlled Bahamas, where their freedom was recognized. Originally published nearly a decade before the Civil War, Douglass's novella was one of the earliest examples of African-American fiction. Douglass presents Madison Washington's heroism less as a matter of violent escape and more as a voluntary act of claiming self-ownership. Douglass's...

Racing and  E Racing Language

Racing and E Racing Language


  • Author : Ellen J. Goldner
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0815628919


Racing and E Racing Language Book Description :

Explores poetry, critical essays, personal narrative, dialogue, and political speech of diverse ethnic groups in America's history. This anthology - the first of its kind - considers the poetry, critical analysis of literature and language, personal narrative, dialogue and political speech by African American, Asian American, and European American authors. Racing and (E)Racing explores geners in American literature from the 1850s through the 1990s - from work songs to poetry; from fiction to theater. This book sheds light on many kinds of American language and throws into relief the written word as a shifting common ground - a charged and unpredictable space - where different voices, ethnic groups, and classes exert different kinds and varying degree...

The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625587930


The Heroic Slave Book Description :

The Heroic Slave was Frederick Douglass' only piece of fiction. He wrote it in response to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society's request for a submission to be included in their anthology Autographs for Freedom. The Heroic Slave is a retelling of an actual rebellion led by Madison Washington on the slave ship Creole. Douglass shows how the rebellion is part of a revolution and therefore fundamentally American....

Telling Narratives

Telling Narratives


  • Author : Leslie W. Lewis
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252032110


Telling Narratives Book Description :

Uncovering powerful and threatening secrets in African American literature...

America and the Black Body

America and the Black Body


  • Author : Carol E. Henderson
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838641323


America and the Black Body Book Description :

America and the Black Body is a timely exploration into the creative, literary, and visual uses of the black body in American print and visual culture. More specifically, this volume contemplates the social development of American identity and the multifarious ways this identity coalesces in the small gestures of preclusion that establish discemable markers of national belonging. Such investigations underscore issues of power and disenfranchisement, of race, class, and gender that mediate the representations of the black male and the black female body in real and imagined ways, as it also reveals the invisible social and political ties that connect white men and women's identities to these racial imaginings....

Amazing Grace
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Amazing Grace


  • Author : Eric Metaxas
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061863386


Amazing Grace Book Description :

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. ...

Race and the Foundations of Knowledge

Race and the Foundations of Knowledge


  • Author : Joseph A. Young
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252072567


Race and the Foundations of Knowledge Book Description :

How are literary genres racialized? How are definitions of history and historicity predicated on notions of racial difference? How have the arts been constructed on racialized aesthetic foundations, and how have they benefited from institutions of slavery and colonialism? This anthology demonstrates the longstanding, multifarious, and major role that race has played in the formation of knowledge. The authors demonstrate how race theory intersects with other bodies of knowledge by examining discursive records such as travelogues, literature, and historiography; theoretical structures such as common sense, pseudoscientific racism, and Eurocentrism; social structures of class, advancement, and identity; and politico-economic structures of capitalism, co...

Criticism and the Color Line

Criticism and the Color Line


  • Author : Henry B. Wonham
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813522625


Criticism and the Color Line Book Description :

This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture. Over the last decade and more, American literary studies have tended, with only a few rare and recent exceptions, to look at separate strands of literary history and tradition--African American or white, male or female, lesbian or gay or straight. Every contributor to this collection, no matter how widely varied the point of view in other ways, examines the dynamic relationship between "mainstream" and African-American expressive traditions in American culture. Engaging the work of writers from Edgar Allan Poe and Frederick Douglass to William Styron and Ernest Gaines, they concur in treating the color line as a site of cultural mutation where American identities are produced, not dil...

Re forming the Past

Re forming the Past


  • Author : A. Timothy Spaulding
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814210062


Re forming the Past Book Description :

Classifies the postmodern slave narratives of Ishmael Reed, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, Jewelle Gomez, and Samuel Delaney under one conceptual framework--"re-forming" the past--and argues that their distinctly African American form ofpostmodern slave narrative forces the reader to question the ideologies set forth by earlier, "realistic" depictions of slavery....