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The Resource Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason

Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason

Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave
Title
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave
Statement of responsibility
edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1784-1865
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimes, William
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.G85
LC item number
A3 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andrews, William L.
  • Mason, Regina E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimes, William
  • Grimes, William
  • Slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • King George County (Va.)
  • New Haven (Conn.)
  • Grimes, William
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African Americans
  • Families
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Connecticut
  • United States
  • Virginia
Summary expansion
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slaveis the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, hisLifehas an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. This edition of Grimes's autobiography represents an historic partnership between noted scholar of the African American slave narrative, William L. Andrews, and Regina Mason, Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter. Their extensive historical and genealogical research has produced an authoritative, copiously annotated text that features pages from an original Grimes family Bible, transcriptions of the 1824 correspondence that set the terms for the author's self-purchase in Connecticut (nine years after his escape from Savannah, Georgia), and many other striking images that invoke the life and times of William Grimes
Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-145)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
249076037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 145 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199711147
Lccn
2007050092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)249076037
Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-145)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
249076037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 145 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199711147
Lccn
2007050092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)249076037

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