The dominant theme of this American literary genre is the pervasive longing for freedom, dignity and self-respect. The authors in this volume analyze the origins and development of the slave narrative, the narrative's literary sources, its expressions of freedom, gender issues in the narrative and the enduring legacy of the narrative.
"This is challenging reading for high school. It would be very valuable as a source when doing research."
-- Central Maine Library District (November 2002)
Price: US $28.10