Clotel or The President s Daughter

Clotel or The President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780486149349
Release: 2012-03-09
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.

Clotel or The president s daughter

Clotel  or  The president s daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 250
ISBN: OXFORD:600055417
Release: 1853
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Author William Wells Brown was an escaped slave from Kentucky active on the anti-slavery circuit. He published Clotel in London, where he stayed to evade recapture under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. The book is considered the first novel published by an African American.

Clotel Or The President s Daughter

Clotel Or The President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780486438597
Release: 2004-11-18
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.

Clotel Or the President s Daughter

Clotel  Or the President s Daughter
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Author: William W. Brown
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1481829173
Release: 2012-12-27
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Although of historic interest simply by virtue of the fact that William Wells Brown appears to have been the first African American to write a novel, Clotel is much more than a literary curiosity: it is an eminently readable and emotionally powerful, portrait of the dehumanizing horrors of slave life in the Ante-bellum South. Brown, himself an escaped slave, tells the story of the slave Currer and her daughters, Clotel and Althesa, and of their attempts to escape from slavery. The unacknowledged father of the girls, President Thomas Jefferson, is the reason for the title and a theme that runs through the book. There is an immediacy to the stories here--of slave auctions, of families being torn apart, of card games where humans are wagered and lost, of sickly slaves being purchased for the express purpose of resale for medical experimentation upon their imminent deaths, of suicides and of many more indignities and brutalities--which no textbook can adequately convey. Though the characters tend too much to the archetypal, Brown does put a human face on this most repellent of American tragedies. He also makes extensive use of actual sermons, lectures, political pamphlets, newspaper advertisements, and the like, to give the book something of a docudrama effect.

Clotel or The President s Daughter

Clotel  or  The President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9781598535945
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Library of America

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Clotel or the President s Daughter

Clotel  or the President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown,Joan E. Cashin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781315285115
Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

The President s Daughter

The President   s Daughter
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Author: Nan Britton
Pages: 399
ISBN:
Release: 1927
Editor: Ravenio Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The President’s Daughter, America’s first major kiss-and-tell political biography, caused a sensation when it was published in 1928. Nan Britton described her six-year affair with the late Warren G. Harding, most famously including trysts in a White House coat closet. President Harding’s paternity of Britton’s daughter Elizabeth Ann, born in 1919, was proved by DNA testing in 2015.

Clotel Or The President s Daughter

Clotel  Or  The President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 245
ISBN: UCSC:32106005680761
Release: 1984
Editor: Ayer Company Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published in 1853, Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of gender, race, and slavery in distinctive ways, highlighting the mutability of identity as well as the absurdities and cruelties of slavery. The plot includes several mulatto characters, such as Clotel, who live on the margins of the black and white worlds, as well as a woman who dresses as a man to escape bondage; a white woman who is enslaved; and a famous white man who is mistaken for a mulatto. In her Introduction, scholar Joan E. Cashin highlights the most interesting features of this novel and its bold approach to gender and race relations. This volume, the latest in the American History Through Literature series, is suitable for a variety of undergraduate courses in American history, cultural history, women's studies, and slavery.

Narrative of William W Brown an American Slave

Narrative of William W  Brown  an American Slave
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 168
ISBN: BSB:BSB10069232
Release: 1849
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Narrative of the author's experiences as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere.

Clotel Or the President s Daughter Large Print

Clotel  Or  the President s Daughter  Large Print
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 142
ISBN: 1796471240
Release: 2019-02-09
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson. Brown, who escaped from slavery in 1834 at the age of 20, published the book in London.

The French Widow

The French Widow
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Author: Mark Pryor
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781645060307
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young American woman is attacked at an historic Paris chateau and four paintings are stolen the same night, drawing Hugo Marston into a case where everyone seems like a suspect. To solve this mystery Hugo must crack the secrets of the icy and arrogant Lambourd family, who seem more interested in protecting their good name than future victims. Just as Hugo thinks he’s close, some of the paintings mysteriously reappear, at the very same time that one of his suspects goes missing. While under pressure to catch a killer, Hugo also has to face the consequences of an act some see as heroic, but others believe might have been staged for self-serving reasons. This puts Hugo under a media and police spotlight he doesn’t want, and helps the killer he’s hunting mark him as the next target….

Clotel Or the President s Daughter

Clotel  Or  the President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 244
ISBN: 1733256598
Release: 2021-04-22
Editor: River Boat Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

William Wells Brown's first novel, Clotel, published in 1853, is consideredby most scholars to be the first novelpublished by an African American. Thenovel is based on the belief, currentat the time, that Thomas Jeffersonhad fathered an illegitimate mulattodaughter with Sally Hemings. In Brown'snovel, the supposed mistress of thePresident is a woman named Currer.The novel follows the lives of Currerand her two daughters: Althesa andClotel. Currer and Althesa are sold tothe notorious slave trader Dick Walker, and Clotel is rescued by her "white" savior, Horatio Green, but thelives of all three women end in tragedy. So on a basic level, thenovel is a powerful reminder of the horrifying injustices experiencedby African-Americans during slavery. But the novel is also a searingindictment of American society and the American ideal writ large.Brown begins with the implicit idea that Thomas Jefferson himself, the author of the Declaration of American Independence, was also aslave owner and quite indifferent to the humiliations his slaves surelyexperienced; but Brown makes sure that we as the reader experiencethese humiliations first-hand through the lives of Currer, Althesaand Clotel. In addition, Brown masterfully weaves together variousanecdotes, poetry, folk songs and ditties, vignettes of slave life, andeven newspaper accounts into the novel, in order to promote anabolitionist agenda. By the novel's end, we can no longer ignore thedebasement and recurring victimization of these three black womenunder slavery. The pain of these women has become our pain. Weare now ready to join with all those who are fighting for the rights ofAfrican-Americans.

Clotel Or President s Daughter

Clotel  Or  President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1620111721
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clotel Or the President s Daughter

Clotel  Or  the President s Daughter
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Author: Wells William Brown
Pages: 156
ISBN: 1437831346
Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: IndyPublish.com

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The Portable Nineteenth Century African American Women Writers

The Portable Nineteenth Century African American Women Writers
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Author: Hollis Robbins,Henry Louis Gates
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780143130673
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of African American women writers be read, remembered, and addressed. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Clotel

Clotel
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Author: Robert Levine
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0312621078
Release: 2010-12-22
Editor: Bedford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clotel; or The President's Daughter (1853), the first published novel by an African American, has recently emerged as a canonical text for courses in African American as well as nineteenth-century American literature courses. The story was inspired by the rumored sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, and this edition of Clotel is the only one to reprint selections from the key texts and cultural documents that Brown drew on (and even appropriated) when he wrote his novel. The streamlined second edition includes an updated introduction that incorporates the explosion of scholarship on the novel over the past decade, when proof of the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings emerged. In addition to their attention to this relationship, the cultural documents focus more directly on the texts about slavery and race that Brown drew on, and on Brown's own controversial approach to writing and revising Clotel.

Clotel

Clotel
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9798630184726
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.

Clotel

Clotel
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9798621798628
Release: 2020-03-06
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.

The President s Daughter

The President s Daughter
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Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781513276106
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Graphic Arts Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Born into slavery, Clotel is a white-passing woman who conceals her identity and uses a disguise to infiltrate a plantation to rescue her loved ones. It’s a story of survival that’s deeply rooted in the cruelest part of American history. Clotel and Althesa are the illegitimate daughters of Thomas Jefferson and a slave woman named Currer. Despite their father’s elite status, the girls are sold into slavery but attempt to use their fair complexions to their advantage. Clotel takes it a step further, dressing as a white man to emancipate her daughter who was sold against her will. Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an American tragedy that explores generational trauma. William Wells Brown, who’s considered the first African American novelist, uses his personal experience to illustrate the horrors of bondage. It’s a heartbreaking tale that tests the undeniable power of the human spirit. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is both modern and readable.

Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century

Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century
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Author: Christine Gerhardt
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9783110480917
Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This handbook offers students and researchers a compact introduction to the nineteenth-century American novel in the light of current debates, theoretical concepts, and critical methodologies. The volume turns to the nineteenth century as a formative era in American literary history, a time that saw both the rise of the novel as a genre, and the emergence of an independent, confident American culture. A broad range of concise essays by European and American scholars demonstrates how some of America‘s most well-known and influential novels responded to and participated in the radical transformations that characterized American culture between the early republic and the age of imperial expansion. Part I consists of 7 systematic essays on key historical and critical frameworks ― including debates aboutrace and citizenship, transnationalism, environmentalism and print culture, as well as sentimentalism, romance and the gothic, realism and naturalism. Part II provides 22 essays on individual novels, each combining an introduction to relevant cultural contexts with a fresh close reading and the discussion of critical perspectives shaped by literary and cultural theory.