â. The book is a composite of four stories. The first one played an important part in the history of Great Briton.
Olaudah Equiano was a freed slave who wrote his autobiography in 1789. This exiting best seller filled with astonishing adventures helped the emancipation cause. Mr. Equiano spoke several languages and traveled in several parts of the world as a slave, sailor, merchant, and even a hair dresser. His book did not dwell on the darkness of slavery but was full of hope due to his deep Christian values. I loved his story.
The history of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave is a brief, poignant tale of suffering and degradation, emblematic of narrators ânot telling of themselves alone,â but seeking to tell the world of the plight of an entire race. Prince is a convincing narrator, one who combines a fine sense of metaphor with the compulsion to testify and indict her oppressors. This story was published in 1831. Get your hanky out.
Written in 1861 the Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the incredible story of Harriet Jacobs. From her shattering sale to a cruel stranger to a harrowing escape to freedom, this work is an outstanding example of a woman's extraordinary courage. More hankies needed here.
Written in 1845 the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is perhaps the best known and most widely read of all the slave narratives. Its elegant simplicity, its gripping readability, and its compelling lucidity make it a moving testimony to the facts of human bondage.
I give this book a big 5 stars! It was hard to put down! I feel it is a very important book that everyone should read.
I believe this is one of the best collection of slave stories I really Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, it also includes, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, The History of Mary Prince, and the most famous Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The practice of enslavement in the Americas is a phenomenon of staggering proportions. It is also one of the most thoroughly documented systems of human rights abuse in history. "The Classic Slave Narratives" brings together four powerful testaments of individuals who survived enslavement in the Americas.
Important and interesting book.