The Slave's Narrative (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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Contents

The Narrative of Juan Manzano
15
Life of Henry Bibb
28
The Slave Narratives as History
35
The Art and Science of Reading WPA Slave Narratives
40
History from Slave Sources
48
The Oral and Literate
59
Approaches and Problems
78
Plantation Factories and the Slave Work Ethic
98
Three West African Writers of the 1780s
175
Juan Francisco Manzano and the Language
199
Narration Authentication
225
Autobiographical Acts and the Voice of the Southern Slave
242
Text and Contexts of Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life
262
The Literary Legacy of Slavery
298
Bibliography
319
Index
331

Josiah Henson
112
The Slave Narratives as Literature
147

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