New Release Books by William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown is the author of The Black Man (2022), Clotel (2022), The Rising Son; or, the Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race (2021), Clotelle; The Colored Heroine (2021) and other 135 books.

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The Black Man

release date: Apr 29, 2022
The Black Man
Reprint of the original, first published in 1863.

Clotel

release date: Feb 08, 2022
Clotel
"Clotel; or, The President''s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States" is an 1853 novel written by American author and playwright William Wells Brown. The story revolves around the titular Clotel and her sister, two fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson, and explores the devastating effect slavery had on African-American families. William Wells Brown (c. 1814–1884) was an American playwright, novelist, historian, and prominent abolitionist lecturer. Born a slave, he escaped from Kentucky to Ohio in 1834, aged 19 and finally settled in Boston, where he took up writing and anti-abolition activism. A compelling examination of life as an African-American slave, "Clotel", is not to be missed by those with an interest in African-American literature and history. Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this novel now complete with the poem "Fling out the Anti-Slavery Flag" by the author.

The Rising Son; or, the Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race

release date: Nov 05, 2021
The Rising Son; or, the Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race
"The Rising Son; or, the Antecedents and Advancement of the Colored Race" by William Wells Brown. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Clotelle; The Colored Heroine

release date: Dec 16, 2021
Clotelle; The Colored Heroine
The book, "" Clotelle; The Colored Heroine "", has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies and hence the text is clear and readable.

The Memoirs of William W. Brown

release date: Dec 17, 2020
The Memoirs of William W. Brown
"The Memoirs of William W. Brown" is a memoir of William Wells Brown published in 1847, which became a bestseller across the United States, second only to Frederick Douglass'' slave narrative memoir. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 19. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for abolitionist causes and became a prolific writer. While working for abolition, Brown also supported causes including: temperance, women''s suffrage, pacifism, prison reform, and an anti-tobacco movement. He was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama. In his memoir, Brown critiques his master''s lack of Christian values and the customary brutal use of violence by owners in master-slave relations.

A Social History of the American Negro

release date: Jun 03, 2021
A Social History of the American Negro
This documents the participation of both free blacks and slaves during the Civil War, as well as a background of African American participation in the Revolution and War of 1812. From the preface: "Feeling anxious to preserve for future reference an account of the part which the Negro took in suppressing the Slaveholders'' Rebellion, I have been induced to write this work. In doing so, it occurred to me that a sketch of the condition of the race previous to the commencement of the war would not be uninteresting to the reader. For the information concerning the services which the blacks rendered to the Government in the Revolutionary War, I am indebted to the late George Livermore, Esq., whose "Historical Research" is the ablest work ever published on the early history of the negroes of this country. In collecting facts connected with the Rebellion, I have availed myself of the most reliable information that could be obtained from newspaper correspondents, as well as from those who were on the battle-field. To officers and privates of several of the colored regiments I am under many obligations for detailed accounts of engagements. No doubt, errors in fact and in judgment will be discovered, which I shall be ready to acknowledge, and correct in subsequent editions. The work might have been swelled to double its present size; but I did not feel bound to introduce an account of every little skirmish in which colored men were engaged. I waited patiently, before beginning this work, with the hope that some one more competent would take the subject in hand; but, up to the present, it has not been done, although many books have been written upon the Rebellion. WILLIAM WELLS BROWN."

Clotel, Or, the President's Daughter

release date: Apr 22, 2021
Clotel, Or, the President's Daughter
William Wells Brown''s first novel, Clotel, published in 1853, is consideredby most scholars to be the first novelpublished by an African American. Thenovel is based on the belief, currentat the time, that Thomas Jeffersonhad fathered an illegitimate mulattodaughter with Sally Hemings. In Brown''snovel, the supposed mistress of thePresident is a woman named Currer.The novel follows the lives of Currerand her two daughters: Althesa andClotel. Currer and Althesa are sold tothe notorious slave trader Dick Walker, and Clotel is rescued by her "white" savior, Horatio Green, but thelives of all three women end in tragedy. So on a basic level, thenovel is a powerful reminder of the horrifying injustices experiencedby African-Americans during slavery. But the novel is also a searingindictment of American society and the American ideal writ large.Brown begins with the implicit idea that Thomas Jefferson himself, the author of the Declaration of American Independence, was also aslave owner and quite indifferent to the humiliations his slaves surelyexperienced; but Brown makes sure that we as the reader experiencethese humiliations first-hand through the lives of Currer, Althesaand Clotel. In addition, Brown masterfully weaves together variousanecdotes, poetry, folk songs and ditties, vignettes of slave life, andeven newspaper accounts into the novel, in order to promote anabolitionist agenda. By the novel''s end, we can no longer ignore thedebasement and recurring victimization of these three black womenunder slavery. The pain of these women has become our pain. Weare now ready to join with all those who are fighting for the rights ofAfrican-Americans.

My Southern Home: Or, the South and Its People

release date: Dec 19, 2019
My Southern Home: Or, the South and Its People
This book is an interesting memoir describing the relationships between black and white Southerners before and after the Civil War from different perspectives. At the beginning of the book, the author describes the plantation life and how slaves enjoyed pulling one over on their masters. Yet, as the book continues, the tone shifts to the horrors of slavery and racism.

The Anti-slavery Harp: A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings

release date: Dec 19, 2019
The Anti-slavery Harp: A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings
"The Anti-slavery Harp: A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings" by William Wells Brown. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Clotel; or, The President ́s Daughter

release date: Sep 25, 2019
Clotel; or, The President ́s Daughter
Reproduction of the original: Clotel; or, The President ́s Daughter by William Wells Brown

The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave

release date: Feb 12, 2020
The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
Few persons have had greater facilities for becoming acquainted with slavery, in all its horrible aspects, than William W. Brown. He has been behind the curtain. He has visited its secret chambers. Its iron has entered his own soul. The dearest ties of nature have been riven in his own person. A mother has been cruelly scourged before his own eyes. A father, -alas! slaves have no father. A brother has been made the subject of its tender mercies. A sister has been given up to the irresponsible control of the pale-faced oppressor. This nation looks on approvingly. The American Union sanctions the deed. The Constitution shields the criminals. American religion sanctifies the crime. But the tide is turning. Already, a mighty under-current is sweeping onward. The voice of warning, of remonstrance, of rebuke, of entreaty, has gone forth. Hand is linked in hand, and heart mingles with heart, in this great work of the slave''s deliverance. The convulsive throes of the monster, even now, give evidence of deep wounds. The writer of this Narrative was hired by his master to a "soul-driver," and has witnessed all the horrors of the traffic, from the buying up of human cattle in the slave-breeding States, which produced a constant scene of separating the victims from all those whom they loved, to their final sale in the southern market, to be worked up in seven years, or given over to minister to the lust of southern Christians. - Taken from "The Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave" written by William Wells Brown

Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States

release date: Sep 25, 2019
Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
Reproduction of the original: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown

The Escape: A Leap for Freedom

release date: Jul 13, 2019
The Escape: A Leap for Freedom
At the age of 20, William Wells Brown escaped a life of slavery and found freedom on the banks of the Ohio River. He became an ardent abolitionist and a prolific writer. This play, published in 1858, may very well be the first piece of dramatic literature written by an African American

3 books to know Abolitionist Novel

release date: May 23, 2019
3 books to know Abolitionist Novel
Welcome to the 3 Books To Know series, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is: Abolitionist Novel. Uncle Tom''s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Douglass The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave by William Wells Brown Uncle Tom''s Cabin is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S. and is said to have "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War". Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. William Wells Brown (c. 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky, near the town of Mount Sterling, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 20. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for abolitionist causes and became a prolific writer. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics

Clotel, Or the President's Daughter

release date: Jan 15, 2020
Clotel, Or the President's Daughter
Clotel; or, The President''s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky, near the town of Mount Sterling, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 19.

SLAVERY: Hundreds of Documented Testimonies of Former Slaves, Influential Memoirs, Records on Living Conditions and Customs in the South & History of Abolitionist Movement

release date: Oct 16, 2017
SLAVERY: Hundreds of Documented Testimonies of Former Slaves, Influential Memoirs, Records on Living Conditions and Customs in the South & History of Abolitionist Movement
This unique collection of "SLAVERY: Hundreds of Documented Testimonies of Former Slaves, Influential Memoirs, Records on Living Conditions and Customs in the South & History of Abolitionist Movement" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson''s Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl''s Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism

Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter

release date: May 16, 2019
Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
Clotel; or, The President''s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.

Three Years in Europe

release date: Oct 14, 2017
Three Years in Europe
Three Years in Europe By William Wells Brown

The American Fugitive In Europe - Sketches Of Places And People Abroad

release date: Apr 07, 2014
The American Fugitive In Europe - Sketches Of Places And People Abroad
William Wells Brown, the subject of this narrative, was born a slave in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1834 he escaped from a steamboat in Cincinnati and found shelter at a Quaker family. In 1849 he started a journey through Europe, of which this book tells us. Brown is also known as the author of "Clotel", the first novel written by an Afro-American. When we consider that it is the production of a fugitive from slavery, who never in all his life passed so much as a day in a school, its claims upon our notice are manifest enough. We are glad that it has been allowed to go forth just as is was written, with its slight inaccuracies and inelegancies, the genuine product of the writer''s brain. Mr. Brown''s opportunities were good, and his sketches of persons and things are very lively. Many a graduate of our colleges would not make half so entertaining a volume.

William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings (LOA #247)

release date: Feb 20, 2014
William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings (LOA #247)
Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) 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 American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking works: Narrative of William W. Brown: A Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847), his first published book and an immediate bestseller, which describes his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape; later memoirs charting his life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; the first play (The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom, 1858), travelogue (The American Fugitive in Europe, 1855), and history (The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements, 1862) written by an African American; and eighteen speeches and public letters from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, many collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

St. Domingo

release date: Dec 06, 2015
St. Domingo
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Anthology of Early African American Literature

release date: Oct 17, 2013
The Anthology of Early African American Literature
This giant anthology of African American literature includes some of the earliest published works of African American writers. It includes works by such writers as William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth. The following works are included in this collection: Clotel, or The President''s Daughter Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States Clotelle; or The Colored Heroine Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Our Nig My Bondage and My Freedom Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass The Narrative of Sojourner Truth Negro Explorer at the North Pole The Negro Problem Three Years in Europe Twelve Years A Slave Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

Slave Narrative Six Pack 4

release date: Nov 16, 2015
Slave Narrative Six Pack 4
Slave Narrative Six Pack 4 is a mixed bag of narratives, biographies and eye-witness accounts from ex-slaves and abolitionists: The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave by Mary Prince. The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave by William Wells Brown. White Slavery in the Barbary States by Charles Sumner. The Freedmen''s Book by Lydia Maria Child. Lucretia Mott by William Still. Lynch Law by Ida B. Wells Barnett.

A Description of William Wells Brown's Original Panoramic Views of the Scenes in the Life of an an American Slave

release date: Jan 01, 2013
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