- Author: Charles T. Davis
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 0195362020
- Page: 342
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History from Slave Sources C. VANN WOODWARD George P. Rawick, general editor. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. ... 348, 346; volume 3, South Carolina Narrative, parts 3 and 4, pp. 286, 275; volume 4, Texas Narratives, ...
These autobiographies of Afro-American ex-slaves comprise the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts.