William Wells Brown | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Larry Gara

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of William Wells Brown.
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Critical Essay by Larry Gara

SOURCE: “Introduction,” in The Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave, and a Lecture Delivered Before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, 1847, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969, pp. ix-xvii.

In the following introduction, Gara presents an overview of Brown's life and explains that many elements of his philosophy can be found in modern Black Nationalism.

“It is a terrible picture of slavery,” commented Edmund Quincy about William Wells Brown's newly written manuscript, “told with great simplicity. … There is no attempt at fine writing, but only a minute account of scenes and things he saw and suffered, told with a good deal of skill, propriety and delicacy.” Quincy was an abolitionist editor and the son of Harvard's president. When Brown asked him to read the...

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