The Bondwoman's narrative / by Hannah Crafts, a fugitive slave recently escaped from North Carolina
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- The Bondwoman's narrative / by Hannah Crafts, a fugitive slave recently escaped from North Carolina
- Crafts, Hannah
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1853-1861]
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Bound holograph draft, revised, of a fictional or semi-fictional autobiography of a former slave. It details her experiences as a maid in several households in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, and her subsequent escape to the North, where she settled in New Jersey.
The narrator also tells the stories of other slaves she knows or comes into contact with, and to some extent the histories of the families she works for, identified as the De Vincents, the Henrys, and the Wheelers. A large portion of the narrative concerns the pursuit of Mrs. De Vincent by a slave trader who discovers that she is of mixed race. Another substantial section describes the Wheeler's political fortunes in Washington.
"C. A. Alma [I?]" inscribed in pencil on verso of last l
Probable date range from Nickel, Joe, "Authentication Report: The Bondwoman's Narrative." In The Bondwoman's Narrative / Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Warner Books, 2002.
1 v. (,301,  p.)
25 x 20 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been completely digitized.
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- JWJ MSS 29
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
- Crafts, Hannah
- Subject (Topic)
African American women--Fiction
Racially mixed people--Fiction
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- Hannah Crafts, The Bondwoman's Narrative. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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