Early African American Classics (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) share button
Barnes & Noble
Format Paperback
Dimensions 11.10 (w) x 14.10 (h) x 6.30 (d)
Publisher Barnes & Noble
Publication Date October 2008
ISBN 9781400500284
Book ISBN 10 1400500281
About Book
Culled from the annals of early African American history, these personal narratives recount the stories of men and women who survived the cruel injustice of slavery to become prominent leaders in the struggle for freedom and equality.
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass,
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.