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Brown, William Wells 1814?-1884

Overview
Works: 326 works in 1,237 publications in 5 languages and 34,407 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  History  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives  Drama  Political plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Inscriber, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: PS1139.B9, B
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Most widely held works about William Wells Brown
 
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Clotel : or, the president's daughter by William Wells Brown( )

64 editions published between 1853 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 2,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition includes the various endings Brown created for the different versions of Clotel; his narrative of his own "Life and Escape"; an introduction that discusses the author's pioneering portrayal of slave culture and the complexity of racial and gender boundaries; and explanatory notes."--Jacket
Slave narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
The Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelity by William Wells Brown( Book )

70 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wells€Brown€as born into slavery but escaped and went on to become America's first African American novelist. He was an€abolitionist and a passionate orator. Desiring to preserve the actions the "Negro took in€suppressing€the Slaveholder's Rebellion, "€Brown€researched the Rebellion and produced The Negro in the American Rebellion, His Heroism and His Fidelity, stressing that his information relies on fact. This text may have been a counter to Frederick Douglass' The Slaveholder's Rebellion as€Brown€and€Douglass had a fierce competition. They were known to have heated public arguments.€The Negro in the American Rebellion may have been a literary extension€of one such argument, as€Brown€felt Douglass relied too much on rhetorical€bullying€rather than simple straightforward storytelling
Clotelle, or, The colored heroine : a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown( )

17 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theater, U.S.A.; forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
Clotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United States by William Wells Brown( Book )

35 editions published between 1853 and 2011 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as "property" within the borders of the United States. The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel-fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform
The black man; his antecedents, his genius, and his achievements by William Wells Brown( Book )

62 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rising son; or, The antecedents and advancement of the colored race by William Wells Brown( Book )

41 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My southern home : or, the South and its people by William Wells Brown( Book )

37 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culmination of William Wells Brown's long writing career, My Southern Home is the story of Brown's search for a home in a land of slavery and racism. Brown (1814-84), a prolific and celebrated abolitionist and writer often recognized as the first African American novelist for his Clotel (1853), was born enslaved in Kentucky and escaped to Ohio in 1834. In this comprehensive edition, John Ernest acts as a surefooted guide to this seminal work, beginning with a substantial introduction placing Brown's life and work in cultural and historical context. Brown addresses fro
Clotelle : a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown( )

52 editions published between 1864 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel explores slavery's destructive effects on African-American families, the difficult lives of American mulattoes or mixed-race people, and the 'degraded and immoral condition of the relation of master and slave in the United States of America.' It is a tragic mulatto story about a woman named Currer and her daughters Althesa and Clotel, fathered by Thomas Jefferson."--Publisher
The anti-slavery harp: : a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetings. by William Wells Brown( )

23 editions published between 1848 and 1979 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wells Brown, fugitive slave, novelist and abolitionist, assembled a secular collection of anti-slavery hymns to create the songbook, The Anti-Slavery Harp: A Collection of Songs for Anti-Slavery Meetings. The purpose of such hymnals was to bring about in listeners "a deep sense of their obligations to assist in undoing every burden, breaking every yoke, and setting every captive free" as abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison once stated. Brown kindly names specific Airs as suggestions for musical accompaniment for each set of lyrics
Clotelle; or, The colored heroine, a tale of the Southern States by William Wells Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an eBook
The escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five acts by William Wells Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1858 and 2011 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave by William Wells Brown( Book )

41 editions published between 1847 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Brown was born in Lexington, Kentucky, son of George Higgins and Elizabeth. He later was moved to Missouri and later escaped to Canada
The anti-slavery harp : a collection of songs for anti-slavery meetings by William Wells Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1848 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of places and people abroad; the American fugitive in Europe by William Wells Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the journeys and travels of a fugitive slave in Great Britain and France
Three years in Europe : or, Places I have seen and people I have met by William Wells Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wells Brown (1814?–84) was uncertain of his own birthday because he was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. He managed to escape to Ohio, a free state, in 1834. Obtaining work on steamboats, he assisted many other slaves to escape across Lake Erie to Canada. In 1849, having achieved prominence in the American anti-slavery movement, he left for Europe, both to lecture against slavery and also to gain an education for his daughters. He stayed in Europe until 1854, since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 had made it possible that he could be taken back into slavery if he returned. Meanwhile, he had begun to write both fiction and non-fiction, and this account of his travels in Europe, prefaced by a short biography, was published in 1852. Brown was able to return to the United States in 1854, when British friends paid for his freedom
A lecture delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, at Lyceum Hall, Nov. 14, 1847 by William Wells Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1847 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro in the American rebellion by William Wells Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of William W. Brown, an American slave by William Wells Brown( )

18 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by William Wells brown was published four years before Solomon Northup's autobiography. Both books are part of a larger generation of slave autobiographies that helped draw attention to the reality of slavery in America
 
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Clotel : or, the president's daughter
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Slave narrativesThe Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelityClotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United StatesThe black man; his antecedents, his genius, and his achievementsMy southern home : or, the South and its peopleClotelle : a tale of the Southern StatesClotelle; or, The colored heroine, a tale of the Southern StatesThe escape, or, A leap for freedom : a drama in five acts
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Brown, W. W. 1814?-1884

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