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Clotel; or, The President"s daughter

William Wells Brown

Clotel; or, The President"s daughter

a narrative of slave life in the United States.

by William Wells Brown

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Published by Collier Books in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with women -- Fiction,
  • African American families -- Fiction,
  • African American women -- Fiction,
  • Children of presidents -- Fiction,
  • Illegitimate children -- Fiction,
  • Racially mixed people -- Fiction,
  • Women slaves -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Text reprinted from the 1853 ed.

    StatementWith an introd. by Arthur Davis.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesAfrican/American library
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ3.B8199 Cl11, PS1139.B9 Cl11
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 202 p.
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5444424M
    LC Control Number73101722

    Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an novel by the author and playwright William Wells Brown. Set in the early 19th century, it is the story of Clotel and her sister Althesa, who are fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson. Clotel: Or, The President’s Daughter, A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is principally about the fate of an African American female slave, Clotel, who is described by William Wells.

    The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale describes the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, the author escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. An emotionally powerful depiction of slavery, racial conflict in the antebellum South. Clotel; or, The President's Daughter is an novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson. Brown, who escaped from slavery in at the age of 20, published the book in London.

    About Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter. Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad and then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator and author, eventually becoming a foundational figure of African American literature. Clotel or The President's Daughter (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) Published November 18th by Dover Publications Kindle Edition, pagesCited by:


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Clotel; or, the President's Daughter/5(20). The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery.

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William Wells Brown () is credited with being the first African American novelist. His work "Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter" is a groundbreaking piece of American fiction. The long untouched subject matter of mixed race identity during the antebellum South is here treated with great craft and bravery/5(2).

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