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- DescriptionThree years ago, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovered an unpublished manuscript, The Bondwoman's Narrative, By Hannah Crafts, A Fugitive Recently Escaped From North Carolina, which turned out to be the first vel by a female African-American slave ever found, and possibly the first vel written by a black women anywhere. The Bondwoman's Narrative was published in 2002. In Search of Hannah Crafts w brings together twenty-two authorities on African-American studies to examine such issues as authenticity, and the history and criticism of this unique vel, including Nina Baym, Jean Fagan Yellin, William Andrews, Lawrence Buell, Karen Sanchez-Eppler and Shelley Fisher-Fishkin.The Bondwoman's Narrative will take its place in the African-American can, and In Search of Hannah Crafts is the book that scholars and students of African-American Studies, of women writers, and of slavery, need to have to understand this unprecedented historical and literary event.
- Author BiographyHenry Louis Gates Jr. is W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities, chair of the Afro-American Studies Department, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Hollis Robbins, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, received a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is author of Flushing Away Sentiment: Water Politics in Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Author(s)Henry Louis Gates,Hollis Robbins
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication10/11/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBasic Civitas Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight614 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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