The 10 works gathered during this quantity show how a various staff of writers challenged the moral sense of a state and laid the principles of the African American literary culture by way of expressing their in anger, discomfort, sorrow, and courage.

Included within the quantity: Narrative of the main extraordinary details within the lifetime of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the lifetime of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the lifestyles and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running 1000 Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the lifetime of J. D.Green.

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