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Biography Of A Runaway Slave

Author : Miguel Barnet
ISBN : 9780810133426
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Translated from the Spanish by W. Nick Hill Introduction by William Luis Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet’s Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence. A new introduction by one of the most preeminent Afro-Hispanic scholars, William Luis, situates Barnet’s ethnographic strategy and lyrical narrative style as foundational for the tradition of testimonial fiction in Latin American literature. Barnet recorded his interviews with the 103-year-old Montejo at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. This insurgent’s history allows the reader into the folklore and cultural history of Afro-Cubans before and after the abolition of slavery. The book serves as an important contribution to the archive of black experience in Cuba and as a reminder of the many ways that the present continues to echo the past.

Autobiography Of A Runaway Slave

Author : Esteban Montejo
ISBN : OCLC:317528128
Genre : Cuba
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The Autobiography Of A Runaway Slave

Author : Esteban Montejo
ISBN : 0370004493
Genre : Cuba
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The recorded memoirs of a 105-year-old Cuban black ex-slave, this book includes a bibliographical essay, intended to enable readers and students to study the Cuban historical literary and social background, and to put the book into the wider contest of other life-histories.

Never Caught

Author : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
ISBN : 9781501126413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws. Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away."...NoveList.

Escaping Bondage

Author : Antonio T. Bly
ISBN : 9780739170342
Genre : History
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Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700–1789 is an edited collection of runaway slave advertisements that appeared in newspapers in eighteenth-century Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. This compilation provides valuable insights into an important chapter in the history of slavery.

Life Of William Grimes The Runaway Slave

Author : William Grimes
ISBN : 1545377391
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The Life of William Grimes offers an eye-opening account of a life during and after slavery, written by a man who experienced and witnessed the worst. Unlike other slave memoirs, The Life of William Grimes has not been sanitized or otherwise edited for the benefit of what, at the time, was a mostly white readership. The tone set by Grimes in his recollections is one of bitter resentment and indignation at an experience which was demeaning, physically and mentally torturing, and an insult to his very humanity. Intelligent and perceptive, it was only through luck and trusting his own wits that William was able to escape his enslavement. The son of a white plantation owner and a black mother who worked as his father's slave, Grimes variously worked around the plantation grounds as a coach driver, stable boy, and in the fields. Grimes was offered no lenience for being his father's son; on the contrary, his father's temper was notorious and landed him in jail. Thus he could not purchase his offspring's freedom, as was relatively common practice for plantation owners. However the family doctor, Steward, is credited for his kindness during William Grimes' childhood. After covering his family's history, Grimes tells of his years growing up and maturing as a slave. His eventual escape, upon a ship bound northwards from Savannah, Georgia to New York City, is among the most dramatic passages of the book. After freeing himself, Grimes turns his ire to life as a free black man: shunned and ostracized, it was in the period following his freedom that the new oppression - of feeling a second-class citizen - weighed on his soul. In all, this book is a classic memoir of a period of history important for all to remember and learn of. This edition is in large print, so that the hard of sight may also benefit from William Grimes' recollections with ease.

Runaway Slaves

Author : John Hope Franklin
ISBN : 0195084519
Genre : History
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Presents details about plantation life before the Civil War when slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and escaped

Runaway America

Author : David Waldstreicher
ISBN : 0809083159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Capturing the paradox of Benjamin Franklin on the issue of slavery, the author chronicles Franklin's time as an indentured servant as well as his later work as a publisher, where he profited from advertising notices about runaway slaves.

The Long Walk To Freedom

Author : Devon W. Carbado
ISBN : 9780807069134
Genre : History
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In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship.

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

Author : Frederick Douglass
ISBN : UCD:31175035186850
Genre : Abolitionists
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