Witnessing Slavery: The Development Of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives

Paperback | April 15, 1994

byFrances Smith Foster

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Frances Foster's classic study of pre-Civil War American slave autobiography is now issued in an accessible paperback edition. The first book to represent these slave narratives as literary in the complete sense of the word, and the first study to call attention to the significance of gender in the narratives, Witnessing Slavery will be welcomed by both general readers and students of the American south, slavery, the Civil War, and race issues.

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Frances Foster's classic study of pre-Civil War American slave autobiography is now issued in an accessible paperback edition. The first book to represent these slave narratives as literary in the complete sense of the word, and the first study to call attention to the significance of gender in the narratives, Witnessing Slavery wi...

Frances Smith Foster is professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of many books and articles on African American history and issues.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:April 15, 1994Publisher:University Of Wisconsin Press

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ISBN - 10:0299142140

ISBN - 13:9780299142148

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“Foster's able literary study could help both the scholar and the non-academic reader approach these works with their eyes open”—Charles B. Dew, Florida Historical Quarterly