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The Resource William Wells Brown : an African American life, Ezra Greenspan

William Wells Brown : an African American life, Ezra Greenspan

Label
William Wells Brown : an African American life
Title
William Wells Brown
Title remainder
an African American life
Statement of responsibility
Ezra Greenspan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone's, "rented" out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as "Sandy" reinvented himself as "William Wells" Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest African American works in a plethora of genres: travelogue, novel (the now canonized Clotel), printed play, and history. He also practiced medicine, ran for office, and campaigned for black uplift, temperance, and civil rights." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone's, "rented" out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as "Sand" reinvented himself as "William Wells" Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest African American works in a plethora of genres: travelogue, novel (the now canonized Clotel), printed play, and history. He also practiced medicine, ran for office, and campaigned for black uplift, temperance, and civil rights
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358748
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenspan, Ezra
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, William Wells
  • African American authors
  • Fugitive slaves
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an African American life
Label
William Wells Brown : an African American life, Ezra Greenspan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From life to letters -- 1. Antecedents in black and white -- 2. Down the river, up the river -- 3. Sweet freedom -- 4. The road to reform -- 5. Narrative of a life, life of a narrative -- Part 2. England -- 6. London, the biggest stage -- 7. "Almost an Englishman" -- Part 3. Civil war -- 8. "Upon an experimental voyage" -- 9. The black man at war -- Part 4. "The world does move " -- 10. "Help me to find my people" -- 11. My southern home, revisited
Control code
1063212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 614 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240900
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014027984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393240900
  • (OCoLC)884631079
Label
William Wells Brown : an African American life, Ezra Greenspan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From life to letters -- 1. Antecedents in black and white -- 2. Down the river, up the river -- 3. Sweet freedom -- 4. The road to reform -- 5. Narrative of a life, life of a narrative -- Part 2. England -- 6. London, the biggest stage -- 7. "Almost an Englishman" -- Part 3. Civil war -- 8. "Upon an experimental voyage" -- 9. The black man at war -- Part 4. "The world does move " -- 10. "Help me to find my people" -- 11. My southern home, revisited
Control code
1063212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 614 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240900
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014027984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393240900
  • (OCoLC)884631079

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