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The Bondwomans Narrative

Hannah Crafts

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ISBN : 9780446531733
Hardcover
301 pages
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The Bondwomans Narrative tells the story of Hannah Crafts, a young slave working on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, who runs away in a bid for freedom up North. The historically accurate retelling of her ultimately successful flight to freedomMoreThe Bondwomans Narrative tells the story of Hannah Crafts, a young slave working on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, who runs away in a bid for freedom up North. The historically accurate retelling of her ultimately successful flight to freedom provides a fascinating view of American life in the mid-1800s and the literary conventions of the time. Now, in this special facsimile edition, readers can enjoy the manuscript in its original form and read about Henry Louis Gates, Jr.s quest to have it authenticated.- The Bondwomans Narrative was published in Warner hardcover (0-446-53008-5) in 4/02 and was a New York Times bestseller with over 140,000 copies in print. The release of the trade paperback will coincide with the publication of this hardcover facsimile edition.- The novel features Henry Louis Gates, Jr.s original introduction explaining the manuscripts provenance and historical importance.- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the chair of Harvards African American studies program, co-general editor of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (W.W. Norton & Co., 1996), co-editor of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (Basic Books, 10/99, and Microsoft CD-ROM), and editor of Our Nig (Vintage Books, 1983).- Also available as a Time Warner AudioBook(TM)