This is a story about men whose lives began in slavery, who weathered the Civil War; newly freed men who have ...
At the age of twelve, Will Cooper is given a horse, a key, and a map and is sent to run a remote Indian ...
The Known World
Edward P. Jones
A black farmer, bootmaker and former slave becomes proprietor of his own plantation, as well as of his own ...
The Bondwoman's Narrative
: A Novel
Hannah Crafts, Henry Louis Gates
Written in the 1850's by a runaway slave (and recently discovered and edited by Professor Gates), this ...
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