The History of Mary Prince

The History of Mary Prince


  • Author: Mary Prince & Sara Salih
  • Release Date : 2000-05-25
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 6271069 Bytes


The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, where she dictated her remarkable story to Susanna Strickland (later Moodie). A moving and graphic document, The History drew attention to the continuation of slavery in the Caribbean, despite an 1807 Act of Parliament officially ending the slave trade. It inspired two libel actions and ran into three editions in the year of its publication. This powerful rallying cry for emancipation remains an extraordinary testament t...

Twelve Years a Slave  First International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions

Twelve Years a Slave First International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions


  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393623420


Twelve Years a Slave First International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Description :

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loug...

Twelve Years a Slave  Norton Critical Editions

Twelve Years a Slave Norton Critical Editions


  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393270129


Twelve Years a Slave Norton Critical Editions Book Description :

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loug...

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave


  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393264246


Twelve Years a Slave Book Description :

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup's harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke's introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes....

Uncle Tom s Cabin  Third Edition   Norton Critical Editions

Uncle Tom s Cabin Third Edition Norton Critical Editions


  • Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393288216


Uncle Tom s Cabin Third Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Description :

“Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.” —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre Dame This Norton Critical Edition includes: The 1852 first book edition, accompanied by Elizabeth Ammons’s preface, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. Twenty-two illustrations. A rich selection of historical documents on slavery and abolitionism. Seventeen critical reviews spanning more than 160 years. A Chronology, A Brief Time Line of Slavery in America, and an updated Sele...

Pierre  Or  The Ambiguities  Norton Critical Editions

Pierre Or The Ambiguities Norton Critical Editions


  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393269680


Pierre Or The Ambiguities Norton Critical Editions Book Description :

When Pierre was published one year after Moby-Dick, expectations were high. Readers expected—and Melville delivered—adventure, humor, and brilliance. Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Melville’s own life. This Norton Critical Edition includes: · The Harper & Brothers 1852 first edition of the novel, accompanied by Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein’s editorial matter. · Six illustrations. · Contextual and source materials, including letters, responses to Pierre by Melville’s contemporaries, and works by Daniel Webster, Thomas Cole, James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among others, that give readers a sense of Pierre’s time and place. · Seve...

The Life of a Slave Girl

The Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736816718


The Life of a Slave Girl Book Description :

I was born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. My father was a carpenter, and considered so intelligent and skilful in his trade, that, when buildings out of the common line were to be erected, he was sent for from long distances, to be head workman. On condition of paying his mistress two hundred dollars a year, and supporting himself, he was allowed to work at his trade, and manage his own affairs. His strongest wish was to purchase his children; but, though he several times offered his hard earnings for that purpose, he never succeeded. In complexion my parents were a light shade of brownish yellow, and were termed mulattoes. They lived together in a comfortable home; and, though we were all slaves, I wa...

Life Upon These Shores

Life Upon These Shores


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307593429


Life Upon These Shores Book Description :

A director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard presents a sumptuously illustrated chronicle of more than 500 years of African-American history that focuses on defining events, debates and controversies as well as important achievements of famous and lesser-known figures, in a volume complemented by reproductions of ancient maps and historical paraphernalia. (This title was previously list in Forecast.)...

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet A. Jacobs
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Slaves
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393614565


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book Description :

This Norton Critical Edition includes:The first edition (1861), with the editors' explanatory annotations, introduction, and glossary of the people of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Three illustrations.Key public statements by Harriet Jacobs, William C. Nell, the Reverend Francis J. Grimke, and others.A rich selection of correspondence by Harriet Jacobs, Lydia Maria Child, and John Greenleaf Whittier, suggesting Incidents's initial reception.Ten major critical essays, six of them new to the Second Edition.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--anno...

The Decameron

The Decameron


  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher : Norton Critical Editions
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Plague
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393935620


The Decameron Book Description :

Winner of the 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for TranslationThis Norton Critical Edition includes:� Fifty-five judiciously chosen stories from Wayne A. Rebhorn's translation of The Decameron.� Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Wayne A. Rebhorn, along with three maps.� Biographical works by Filippo Villani and Ludovico Dolce along with literary studies by Francesco Petrarca, Andreas Capellanus, and Boccaccio.� Eleven critical essays, including those by Giuseppe Mazzotta, Millicent Marcus, Teodolinda Barolini, Susanne L. Wofford, Luciano Rossi, and Richard Kuhns.� A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography....

Lady Kilpatrick

Lady Kilpatrick


  • Author : Robert Williams Buchanan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105022363589


Lady Kilpatrick Book Description :

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