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Openly licensed anthology focused on the theme of slave narratives. Contains: Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave by Isaac Mason; The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom by Wilbur H. Siebert; Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman by Austin Steward; Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave by William Wells Brown; The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave by Mary Prince; Our Nig; Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-story White House by Harriet E. Wilson; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet A. Jacobs; Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington; The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano; Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley; Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglas.



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