The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage.
Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
; Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
; The Confessions of Nat Turner
; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
; Narrative of William W. Brown
; Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
; Narrative of Sojouner Truth
; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green
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