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To Tell a Free Story : The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252060334
  • 9780252060335
  • 1,075,765

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To Tell A Free Story traces in unprecedented detail the history of black America's most innovative literary tradition--the autobiography--from its beginnings to the end of the slavery era.show more

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"A reading of the origins of Afro-American autobiography unprecedented in its scholarly and critical acumen and depth. By any honest reckoning ... a major achievement in American literary and cultural studies." -- Arnold Rampersad, author of The Life of Langston Hughesshow more

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