Clotel, Or, the President's Daughter (Paperback)

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The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale revolves around the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, author William Wells Brown escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. His emotionally powerful depiction of slavery and racial conflict in the antebellum South resounds with the immediacy and honesty of his own experiences. Brown weaves a variety of contemporary sources -- sermons, lectures, political pamphlets, and newspaper advertisements -- into this innovative work, which appears here in an unabridged republication of the 1853 first edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486438597
ISBN-10: 0486438597
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 1st, 2004
Pages: 151
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on History