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Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative

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ISBN-10: 0521615267

ISBN-13: 9780521615266

Edition: 2007

Authors: Audrey A. Fisch

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The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States. This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and the larger African American literary tradition. Special attention is paid to leading exponents of the genre such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as many other, less well known examples. Further essays explore the rediscovery of the slave narrative and its subsequent critical reception, as well as the uses…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction
The Slave Narrative and Transnational Abolitionism
The rise, development, and circulation of the slave narrative
Politics and political philosophy in the slave narrative
Olaudah Equiano: African British abolitionist and founder of the African American slave narrative
The slave narrative and the literature of abolition
The Slave Narrative and Anglo-American Literary Traditions
Redeeming bondage: the captivity narrative and the spiritual autobiography in the African American slave narrative tradition
The slave narrative and the revolutionary tradition of American autobiography
The slave narrative and sentimental literature
The Slave Narrative and the African American Literary Tradition
The slave narrative and early Black American literature
Telling slavery in "freedom's" time: post-Reconstruction and the Harlem Renaissance
Neo-slave narratives
The Slave Narrative and the Politics of Knowledge
Harriet Jacobs: a case history of authentication
Frederick Douglass's self-fashioning and the making of a Representative American man
Beyond Douglass and Jacobs
Black womanhood in North American women's slave narratives
Guide to further reading
Index