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11 Facts About Slave Narratives That You May Not Know

12 Years A Slave, amazon kindle, cherokee indians, choctaw indians, civil way, Editor's Picks, Enslaved Africans, federal writer's project, frederick douglass, harriett jacobs, henry louis gates, indian plantation owners, List, plantation owners, slave narratives, Solomon Northup, the narrative life of frederick douglass, works progress administration, wpa -

11 Facts About Slave Narratives That You May Not Know

7136764_f520The autobiographies and narratives by enslaved people were not just a life’s account. They were more of a way of powerfully reaching equality. Henry Louis Gates, the famed researcher, wrote, “The presupposition went, a black person could become a human being by an act of self-creation through the mastery of language.”


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