Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave

0000-00-00 00:00:00 by William L. Andrews
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave by William L. Andrews

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Author
William L. Andrews
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Date of release
Pages
145
ISBN
9780195343328
Binding
Paperback
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Rating
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Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. This edition of Grimes's autobiography represents a historic partnership between noted scholar of the African American slave narrative, William L. Andrews, and Regina Mason, Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter. Their extensive historical and genealogical research has produced an authoritative, copiously annotated text that features pages from an original Grimes family Bible, transcriptions of the 1824 correspondence that set the terms for the author's self-purchase in Connecticut (nine years after his escape from Savannah, Georgia), and many other striking images that invoke the life and times of William Grimes.


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