Clotel: Or, the President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States (Bedford Cultural Editions) (Paperback)

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Including selections from the key texts and cultural documents the author drew on to write Clotel in 1853, this novel marks the first book published by an by an African American. It was inspired by the rumored sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings.

About the Author


ROBERT S. LEVINE is Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the editor of a number of volumes, including Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader and Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation. His books include Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312621070
ISBN-10: 0312621078
Publisher: Bedford Books
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2010
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Bedford Cultural Editions