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The Resource Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave, written by himself, William Wells Brown

Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave, written by himself, William Wells Brown

Label
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave
Title
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave
Statement of responsibility
written by himself, William Wells Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By 1849, this book was in its fourth edition, having sold over 8,000 copies in less than eighteen months and making it one of the fastest-selling antislavery tracts of its time. The book's popularity can be attributed both to the strong voice of its author and Brown's notoriety as an abolitionist speaker. The son of a slave and a white man, Brown recounts his years in servitude, his cruel masters, and the brutal whippings he and those around him received. He details his failed attempt to escape with his mother; after their capture, they were sold to new masters. A subsequent escape attempt succeeds
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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1814?-1884
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Brown, William Wells
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Brown, William Wells
  • Brown, William Wells
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Missouri
  • United States
Label
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave, written by himself, William Wells Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Reprint of 3rd British ed.: London, C. Gilpin, 1849
  • Originally published as: Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitve slave ; Boston, Ant-slavery office, 1847
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""About This Edition""; ""PREFACE""; ""NARRATIVE.""; ""CHAPTER I.""; ""CHAPTER II.""; ""CHAPTER III.""; ""CHAPTER IV.""; ""CHAPTER V.""; ""CHAPTER VI.""; ""CHAPTER VII.""; ""CHAPTER VIII.""; ""CHAPTER IX.""; ""CHAPTER X.""; ""CHAPTER XI.""; ""CHAPTER XII.""; ""FROM THE LIBERTY BELL OF 1848.""; ""THE AMERICAN SLAVE-TRADE.""; ""FLIGHT OF THE BONDMAN.""; ""DEDICATED TO WILLIAM W. BROWN,""; "" And sung by the Hutchinsons.""; "" FREEDOM'S STAR.""; "" LAMENT OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE.""; "" APPENDIX.""; ""TESTIMONIALS""
Control code
ocn769189693
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fd9x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189693
Label
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave, written by himself, William Wells Brown
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Reprint of 3rd British ed.: London, C. Gilpin, 1849
  • Originally published as: Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitve slave ; Boston, Ant-slavery office, 1847
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""About This Edition""; ""PREFACE""; ""NARRATIVE.""; ""CHAPTER I.""; ""CHAPTER II.""; ""CHAPTER III.""; ""CHAPTER IV.""; ""CHAPTER V.""; ""CHAPTER VI.""; ""CHAPTER VII.""; ""CHAPTER VIII.""; ""CHAPTER IX.""; ""CHAPTER X.""; ""CHAPTER XI.""; ""CHAPTER XII.""; ""FROM THE LIBERTY BELL OF 1848.""; ""THE AMERICAN SLAVE-TRADE.""; ""FLIGHT OF THE BONDMAN.""; ""DEDICATED TO WILLIAM W. BROWN,""; "" And sung by the Hutchinsons.""; "" FREEDOM'S STAR.""; "" LAMENT OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE.""; "" APPENDIX.""; ""TESTIMONIALS""
Control code
ocn769189693
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fd9x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189693

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