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The Works of William Wells Brown

Using His "Strong, Manly Voice" (Collected Black Writings)

by William Wells Brown

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsPaula Garrett (Editor), Hollis Robbins (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages528
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7392833M
ISBN 100195309634
ISBN 109780195309638

♥ Book Title: Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave ♣ Name Author: William W. Brown ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total 96 sheet ♮ News id: IxhtHuly8pcC Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "In this autobiography, published in , William Wells Brown details his life of . William Wells Brown launches ‘Reading, Writing and Rewards’ Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Friday, Septem Through a new community partnership, William Wells Brown Elementary will sharpen its focus on “Reading, Writing and Rewards.”.

The literary career of William Wells Brown (—84) is one of the most extraordinary in nineteenth-century American literature. Born into slavery on a Kentucky farm, passed from owner to owner, and kept functionally illiterate until after he escaped to freedom at age nineteen, Brown became the most widely published, broadly pioneering African American writer of his century.   William Wells Brown: An African American Life User Review - Book Verdict. Abolitionist, doctor, and novelist of Clotel, William Wells Brown was originally known as Sandy and grew up enslaved on a farm next to Daniel Boone's before his escape and meteoric rise.

Author of Clotel, or, The president's daughter, The black man, Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave, The American fugitive in Europe, The anti-slavery harp, The Negro in the American rebellion, The rising son, Clotelle.   New books from SMU’s Ezra Greenspan bring brilliant life, works of William Wells Brown out of obscurity. Novem DALLAS (SMU) — Prolific writer and charismatic orator William Wells Brown () was a man of many firsts after escaping slavery: the first African American to write a novel, a printed play, a travelogue of his.


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William Wells Brown, (born ?, near Lexington, Ky., U.S.—died Nov. 6,Chelsea, Mass.), American writer who is considered to be the first African-American to publish a was also the first to have a play and a travel book published.

Brown was born to a black slave mother and a white slaveholding father. He grew up near St. Louis, Mo., where he served. William Wells Brown (ca. ) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Elizabeth, a slave woman, and a white relative of his owner. After twenty years in slavery, Brown escaped to freedom in January He spent the next two years working on a Lake Erie steamboat and running fugitive slaves into Canada.

An author, playwright, and lecturer, William Wells Brown is considered one of the first significant African American writers and antislavery activists.

His autobiography, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave, documents his life as a slave in Missouri and is one of most widely published and influential slave narratives.

Widely considered the first African-American novelist, William Wells Brown's (ca. ) novel, Clotel, or the President's Daughter, chronicled the fate of the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and his black housekeeper. Yet, in his own day, Brown was perhaps more important as a rousing orator, scholar, and cultural critic.

He escaped from slavery in and worked on. The Works of William Wells Brown is a germinal and exciting collection that will open up important new avenues for studying Brown and the abolitionist movement."--Dana D. Nelson, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and American Studies, Vanderbilt UniversityCited by: 5.

Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (–) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African Price: $ William Wells Brown was a groundbreaking African American abolitionist, writer, lecturer, and historian.

In addition to his autobiographical and academic works, he authored Clotel (), one of the first novels published by an African American. Born in Lexington, Kentucky in or aroundBrown was the son of an enslaved woman named Elizabeth and a white man named.

"William Wells Brown truly dominated the market of Black historical works in the postbellum period." -Van Hove, Congoism () "A writer whose literary career is a remarkable catalog of firsts." -Arkansas Review () "Scholars have called William Wells Brown the first African American to achieve distinction in belles lettres, or literature."Cited by: Read “The Complete Works of William Wells Brown”, by William Wells Brown, TBD online on Bookmate – The Complete Works of William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown was a prominent African-American aboliti.

The child who would be William Wells Brown was born enslaved in Kentucky, in aboutthe son of his owner’s cousin. In St. Louis, given the job of tending a young charge also called William. He is the editor of William Wells Brown: A Reader and the author of William Wells Brown: An African American Life.

He is a founding editor of the journal Book History. This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker. Available Works Clotel; or, The President's Daughter () Clotel; or, The President's Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown ( – ), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December Born into slavery in Kentucky, William Wells Brown () was kept functionally illiterate until after his escape at the age of nineteen.

Remarkably, he became the most widely published and versatile African American writer of the nineteenth century as well as an important leader in the abolitionist and temperance by: 5.

Looking for books by William Wells Brown. See all books authored by William Wells Brown, including Clotel: or, The President's Daughter, and Three Classic African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave; Clotel; Our Nig, and more on Ezra Greenspan talks about his book, [William Wells Brown: An African American Life], about the life of William Wells Brown, a former slave who penned.

William Wells Brown was a prolific writer. His first book, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave, was published in This book is a memoir of Brown's life, and the episodic narrative.

William Wells Brown (–) was a vocal abolitionist, a frequent antagonist of Frederick Douglass, and the author of Clotel, the first known novel by an African was also an extensive plagiarist, copying at le words from close to texts.

William Wells Brown We cannot tell the evils that exist in the southern States. Like the painter who stands idle by the side of his picture, waiting for the crowd to go out before lifting the screen from the canvas, for fear of frightening his visitors with the unfinished work, so we must wait and let the future historian complete the picture.

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [49]). Summary A well-known nineteenth-century abolitionist and former slave, William Wells Brown was a prolific writer and lecturer who captivated audiences with readings of his drama The Escape; or, a Leap for Freedom ().

William Wells Brown was an African American antislavery lecturer, groundbreaking novelist, playwright and historian. He is widely considered to have been the first African American to publish works in several major literary genres.

About William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings (LOA #). Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (–) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him.

About William W. Brown. William Wells Brown (ca. –) was an abolitionist and social reformer best remembered as the United States’ first black novelist and playwright, as well as one of the earliest African-American historians.

After escaping from slavery on New Year’s Day inMore about William W. Brown.Bythe Narrative of William W. Brown was in its fourth edition, having sold over 8, copies in less than eighteen months and making it one of the fastest-selling antislavery tracts of its time.

The book's popularity can be attributed both to the strong voice of its author and Brown's notoriety as an abolitionist speaker. The son of a slave and a white man, Brown recounts his .