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e-artnow presents the collection of the recorded testimonies of former slaves, memoirs, historical studies, reports of the life and laws in the south, legislation on civil rights, as well as popular fiction which unveiled the injustice and horrors of slavery to the masses:Slave NarrativesNarrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassThe Underground RailroadHarriet: The Moses of Her People12 Years a SlaveLife, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for BurglaryFrom the Darkness Cometh the LightUp From SlaveryWillie Lynch LetterConfessions of Nat TurnerNarrative of Sojourner TruthIncidents in the Life of a Slave GirlHistory of Mary PrinceRunning a Thousand Miles for FreedomThirty Years a SlaveThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah EquianoBehind The ScenesFather Henson's Story of His Own LifeFifty Years in ChainsTwenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a FreemanNarrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry BibbStory of Mattie J. JacksonA Slave Girl's StoryNarrative of the Life of Moses GrandyNarrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet BoxMemoir and Poems of Phillis WheatleyBuried Alive For a Quarter of a CenturyHistorical Documents:Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865)Civil Rights Act of 1866Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1868)Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1870)Studies: Captain CanotHistory of American AbolitionismPictures of Slavery in Church and StateReport on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive SlaveSouthern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its PhasesDuty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave ActPearl IncidentNovels:OroonokoUncle Tom's CabinAdventures of Huckleberry FinnHeroic SlaveSlavery's Pleasant HomesOur NigClotelleMarrow of TraditionAutobiography of an Ex-Colored ManA Fool's ErrandBricks Without StrawImperium in ImperioThe Hindered Hand
Acerca de Mark Twain

Florida, (1835-1910). Mark Twain fue un aventurero incansable que encontró en su propia vida la inspiración para sus obras literarias. Considerado como el Dickens norteamericano, su estilo popular y lleno de humor de los comienzos, y su ironía y sarcasmo de sus últimas producciones literarias, contrapusieron el mundo idealizado de la infancia, inocente y a la vez pícaro, con una concepción desencantada del hombre adulto, el hombre de la era industrial, de la edad dorada, engañado por la moralidad y la civilización.

Acerca de Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a famed abolitionist and author. In 1851, she received $400 (a great sum in her day) for a serialized version of her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which went on to be the bestselling novel of the 19th century and the second most-sold book, behind The Bible. The novel's portrayal of slavery is credited as a catalyst for the slavery debate in the years preceding the Civil War.

Acerca de Frederick Douglass

John R. McKivigan is the Project Director and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at IUPUI. Heather L. Kaufman is a research associate on the editorial staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers. John Stauffer is professor of English and American Literature and African American Studies and chair of the Program in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. He is the author most recently of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Acerca de William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown (1814 - 1884) was born a slave in Kentucky. In 1834, he he escaped to Ohio before moving to New York, and later, Great Britain. His novel, Clotel, is widely recognized as the first to be written by an African-American.

Acerca de Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) is perhaps best known today as the editor of Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. She also founded the first children's magazine in America, Juvenile Miscellany, and compiled a highly successful domestic advice manual for women, The Frugal Housewife.

Acerca de Booker T. Washington

Born into slavery, Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) overcame racism and oppression to become one of the most respected and influential African-American leaders of the late 19th century. He founded the Alabama Tuskegee Institute in 1881, and advocated the advancement of blacks through education and entrepreneurship. An adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, Washington displayed an apparent acceptance of segregation, and clashed with other black leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois who took a more militant approach to social change. His autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901), stands as a classic in the genre of narratives by American self-made men

Acerca de Harriet E. Wilson

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., lives in Massachusetts.

Acerca de Charles W. Chesnutt

Charles W. Chesnutt (born 1858, died 1932) was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South.

Acerca de James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, educator, and early civil rights activist. Johnson was a notable early leader of the NAACP, as well as an active scholar and writer, whose work includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He was also one of the first African-American professors at New York University.

Acerca de Harriet Jacobs

Louise Meriwether is author of six books, including the novels Daddy Was a Number Runner, Fragments of the Ark, and Shadow Dancing.


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