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Andrews, William L. 1946-

Works: 89 works in 479 publications in 1 language and 40,183 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Personal narratives  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.97.W4, B
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Most widely held works about William L Andrews
Most widely held works by William L Andrews
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Companion to African American Literature provides the first comprehensive one-volume reference work devoted to this rich tradition, surveying the length and breadth of black literary history, focusing in particular on the lives and careers of more than 400 writers. Here, too, are general articles on the traditional literary genres, such as poetry, fiction, and drama; on genres of special import in African American letters, such as autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday school literature, and oratory; and on a wide spectrum of related topics, including journalism, the black periodical press, major libraries and research centers, religion, literary societies, women's clubs, and various publishing enterprises
Slave narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
To tell a free story : the first century of Afro-American autobiography, 1760-1865 by William L Andrews( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others
Sisters of the spirit : three Black women's autobiographies of the nineteenth century by Jarena Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic fiction of the Harlem Renaissance( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology opens a window on one of the most extraordinary assertions of racial self-conciousness in Western literature
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel by Julia C Collins( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the national newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a novel written by Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American woman living in the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first novel ever published by a black American woman, it is set in antebellum Louisiana and Connecticut and focuses on the lives of a beautiful mixed-race mother and daughter whose opportunities for fulfillment through love and marriage are threatened by slavery and caste prejudice. The text shares much with popular nineteenth-century womenʼs fiction, while its dominant themes of interracial romance, hidden African ancestry and ambiguous racial identity have parallels in the writings of both black and white authors from the period. Begun in the waning months of the Civil War, the novel was near its conclusion when Julia Collins died of tuberculosis in November of 1865. In this firs-ever book publication of The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, the editors have composed a hopeful and a tragic ending, reflecting two alternatives Collins almost certainly would have considered for the closing of her unprecedented novel. In their introduction, the editors offer the most complete and current research on the life and community of an author who left few traces in the historical record and provide extensive discussion of her novelʼs literary and historical significance. Collinsʼs published essays, which provide intriguing glimpses into the mind of this gifted but overlooked writer, are included in what will prove to be the definitive edition of a major new discovery in African American literature, religion, womenʼs history, community life and race relations during the era of the United States emancipation. Book jacket
Toni Morrison's Beloved : a casebook by William L Andrews( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the fir
The literature of the American South : a Norton anthology by William L Andrews( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetry, fiction, drama, letters, memoirs, speeches, and other writings from the American South, spanning the centuries from the colonial era to the present
Wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands by Mary Seacole( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1854, as the Crimean War raged, a Jamaican woman named Mary Seacole was moved to volunteer her nursing services to the British army - and was refused. Undaunted, she embarked upon the journey to Balaclava under her own steam, and proceeded to establish an unofficial system of caring for the soldiers: tending the injured on the battlefield, acting as cook and quartermaster, and nursing sick and wounded men in the wards of her 'British Hotel' on Spring Hill. Her engaging memoir brings to life the many privations and hardships - and rewards - of her tenure as the soldiers' beloved 'Mother Seacole'
Up from slavery, an autobiography by Booker T Washington( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of the man who, though born in slavery, educated himself and went on to found Tuskegee Institute
Journeys in new worlds : early American women's narratives( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civitas anthology of African American slave narratives( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed in 1849 as "a new department in the literature of civilization," the slave narrative forms the foundation of the African American literary tradition. From the late eighteenth-century narratives by Africans who endured the harrowing Middle Passage, through the classic American fugitive slave narratives of the mid-nineteenth century, slave narratives have provided some of the most graphic and damning documentary evidence of the horrors of slavery. The slave narrative blends personal memory and rhetorical attacks on slavery to create powerful literature and propaganda. This work presents the seven classic antislavery narratives of the antebellum period in their entirety: The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, the first slave narrative published by a woman in the Americas; The Confessions of Nat Turner, written when Turner was asked to record his motivation for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in U.S. history; The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the first narrative to fashion the male fugitive slave into an African American cultural hero; The Narrative of William W. Brown, an account that explored with unprecedented realism the slave's survival ethic and the art of the slave trickster; The Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb, the story of the struggles of the most memorable family man among the classic slave narrators; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, a chronicle of one of the most daring and celebrated slave escapes ever recorded; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, a dramatic text that exposed the sexual abuse of female slaves and pioneered the image of the fugitive slave woman as an articulate resister and survivor. Born out of lives of unparalleled suffering, the slave narrative captures all the bravery, drama, and hope that characterized the African American struggle against slavery" --Front flap
The concise Oxford companion to African American literature by William L Andrews( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book surveys a vast literary landscape, covering writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison to August Wilson. Over 400 entries span the entire range of African American writing - from major works (including synopses of novels) such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun to vivid literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, and Sula Peace. Character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, and Stackolee are discussed in detail, and recognition is given to those figures of vital importance to black culture and our nation, among them Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman."
Classic African American women's narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers teachers, students, and general readers a one-volume collection of the most memorable and important writing in prose by African American women before 1865. The book reproduces in one volume the canon of African American women's fiction and autobiography during the slavery era in U.S. history. Each text in the volume represents a "first." Maria Stewart's Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality (1831) was the first political tract authored by an African American woman. Jarena Lee's Life and Religious Experience (1836) was the first African American woman's spiritual autobiography. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) was the first slave narrative to focus on the experience of a female slave in the United States. Frances E.W. Harper's "The Two Offers" (1859) was the first short story published by an African American woman. Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig (1859) was the first novel written by an African American woman. Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) was the first autobiography authored by an African American woman. Charlotte Forten's "Life on the Sea Islands" (1864) was the first contribution by an African American woman to a major American literary magazine (the Atlantic Monthly). Complemented with an introduction by William L. Andrews, this is the only one-volume collection to gather the most important works of the first great era of African American women's writing
The literary career of Charles W. Chesnutt by William L Andrews( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers of the Black Atlantic : five slave narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 18th century a small group of black men defied the prohibition on learning and mastered the arts and sciences thereby writing themselves into history. Their autobiographies were published in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
North Carolina slave narratives : the lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy & Thomas H. Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given by the Madeley Estate
The North Carolina roots of African American literature : an anthology by William L Andrews( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry, fiction, autobiography, and essays showcases some of the works of eight influential African American writers from North Carolina during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book includes writers such as Charles W Chesnutt, Anna Julia Cooper, David Bryant Fulton, George Moses Horton, Harriet Jacobs, and others
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave by William Grimes( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Grimes (1784-1865) was the son of Benjamin Grymes, the rich owner of a plantation in King James County, Virginia, and an enslaved servant of Grymes's neighbor, a Dr. Steward. William Grimes served at least ten different masters in Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia, working in such varied positions as house servant, valet, field worker, stable boy, and coachman. He was a light-skinned slave, a fact that enabled him to pass as white on various occasions. Oftentimes he was severely mistreated by both his masters and his fellow slaves, and Grimes also endured physical abuse in the house and in the field, and at times became combative or despondent. He escaped slavery in 1814 by stowing away on a ship bound for New York and became an entrepreneur in New England. He eventually settled in New Haven, Connecticut, and married Clarissa Caesar in 1817. They had eighteen children together, twelve of whom survived. After eventually finding a small measure of success, Grimes lost all of his property when his master discovered his location and forced him to buy his freedom or risk being returned to slavery. Grimes wrote the Life of William Grimes and published it in 1825, hoping to regain some of his lost funds. He published a second edition of his autobiography in 1855, updating it with humorous anecdotes and tempering some of his earlier bitterness. Grimes died in August 1865. The Life of William Grimes was the first book-length autobiography written by a fugitive American slave, and its publication. Furthermore, The Life of William Grimes is an important early text in the slave narrative genre, and it provides a raw and engaging first-hand account of the institution of slavery, unmediated by Abolitionist political aims
Slave narratives after slavery by William L Andrews( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom and citizenship. Slave Narratives After Slavery reprints five of the most important and revealing first-person narratives of slavery and freedom published after 1865. Elizabeth Keckley's controversial Behind the Scenes (1868) introduced white America to the industry and progressive outlook of an emerging black middle class. The little-known Narrative of the life of John Quincy Adams, When in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman (1872) gave eloquent voice to the African American working class as it migrated from the South to the North in search of opportunity. William Wells Brown's My Southern Home (1880) retooled the image of slavery delineated in his widely-read antebellum Narrative and offered his reader a first-hand assessment of the South at the close of Reconstruction. Lucy Ann Delaney used From the Darkness Cometh the Light (1891) to pay tribute to her enslaved mother and to exemplify the qualities of mind and spirit that had ensured her own fulfillment in freedom. Louis Hughes's Thirty Years a Slave (1897) spoke for a generation of black Americans who, perceiving the spread of segregation across the South, sought to remind the nation of the horrors of its racial history and of the continued dedication of the once enslaved to dignity, opportunity, and independence. -- Back cover
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The Oxford Companion to African American Literature
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Slave narrativesTo tell a free story : the first century of Afro-American autobiography, 1760-1865Sisters of the spirit : three Black women's autobiographies of the nineteenth centuryClassic fiction of the Harlem RenaissanceThe curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novelToni Morrison's Beloved : a casebookThe literature of the American South : a Norton anthologyWonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands