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Select the department you want to search in. Brown personified the American Dream.
Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters, as well as searing depictions of the American slave trade.
"My Southern Home: Or, the South and Its People" by William Wells Brown. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The Yankees are noted for making the most cruel overseers.”, “Though slavery is thought, by some, to be mild in Missouri, when compared with the cotton, sugar and rice growing States, yet no part of our slave-holding country, is more noted for the barbarity of its inhabitants, than St. Louis. This title and over 1 million more available with, My Southern Home: Or, the South and Its People. 3
Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. He removed from Kentucky to Missouri when I was quite young, and settled thirty or forty miles above St. Charles, on the Missouri, where, in addition to his practice as a physician, he carried on milling, merchandising and farming.
, The Negro in the American Rebellion: His Heroism and His Fidelity.
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2 Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. Brown, William Wells, The travels of William Wells Brown, including The narrative of William Wells Brown, a fugitive slave, and The American fugitive in Europe, sketches of places and people abroad, New York: M. Weiner Pub., 1991. 26 This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. An innovative and challenging work of literary invention, Clotel is receiving much renewed attention today.
He had a large farm, the … Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, (
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Please try your request again later. He was also the first to have a play and a travel book published. Retrieved October 17, 2020 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/william-wells-brown. ). He was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama. William Wells Brown was born in Lexington, Ky. His mother was a slave and, according to tradition, the daughter of Daniel Boone, the frontiersman. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. Brown moved to Buffalo, N.Y., and spent nine years there working simultaneously as a steam boatsman on Lake Erie and as a conductor for the Underground Railroad. His antislavery lectures in Europe inspired Three Years in Europe (1852), which was expanded as The American Fugitive in Europe (1855). ), The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, (
), Clotel Or The President's Daughter by William Wells Brown. William Wells Brown was born on November 6, 1814.
Set in the early nineteenth century, it is … In 1834 he had married a free African American woman, and they had two daughters. He entrusted the education and care of his two daughters, Clara or Clarissa and Josephine to Nathan Johnson, a well-known African American abolitionist in New Bedford, MA. ), Clotel Or The President's Daughter by William Wells Brown. Brown eventually settled in Boston and practiced medicine there until his death from cancer in Chelsea, MA, 1884. Set in the early nineteenth century, it is considered the first novel published by an African American and is set in the United States.
There”, William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. ), American writer who is considered to be the first African-American to publish a novel. 1 The following year he produced Sketches of Places and People Abroad, in which he offered impressions of Cobden, Alexis de Tocqueville, Hugo, and other European notables of the day. His Three Years in Europe and his first novel, Clotelle, or the President's Daughter, a melodramatic commentary on interracial love, were published in London in 1853. 47 “Three Years in Europe; or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met” and “Clotel, or, the President’s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States.” “Clotel” is considered the first African American novel. Brown was born to a black slave mother and a white slaveholding father. Audible Audiobook © 2019 Encyclopedia.com | All rights reserved. "William Wells Brown He published a collection of his poems, The Anti-Slavery Harp, in 1843. In 1843 Brown was invited to lecture for the Anti-Slavery Society and soon gained renown as a public speaker.
"The Negro in the American Rebellion: His Heroism and His Fidelity" by William Wells Brown. The culmination of William Wells Brown's long writing career, Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, (
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