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Clotel;orThePresident's Daughter(1853), the first published novel by an African American, has recently emerged as a canonical text for courses in African American as well as nineteenth-century American literature courses. The story was inspired by the rumored sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, and this edition ofClotelis the only one to reprint selections from the key texts and cultural documents that Brown drew on (and even appropriated) when he wrote his novel. The streamlined second edition includes an updated introduction that incorporates the explosion of scholarship on the novel over the past decade, when proof of the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings emerged. In addition to their attention to this relationship, the cultural documents focus more directly on the texts about slavery and race that Brown drew on, and on Brown's own controversial approach to writing and revisingClotel.
ROBERT S. LEVINE is Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the editor of a number of volumes, including Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader and Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation. His books include Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism.
Table of Contents
About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations
PART ONE Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: The Complete Text
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background Chronology of Brown's Life and Times A Note on the Text and Annotations Clotel; or, The President's Daughter [1853 Edition]
PART TWO Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: Cultural Contexts
1. Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson, A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled Thomas Jefferson, from Notes on the State of Virginia Benjamin Banneker and Thomas Jefferson, Letter Exchange (1791) David Walker, from Walker's Appeal William Lloyd Garrison, To the Public Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
2. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings James Callender, The President, Again Frances Trollope, from Domestic Manners of the Americans William Goodell, Sale of a Daughter of Tho's Jefferson Jefferson's Daughter James McCune Smith, Letter to Frederick Douglass' Paper Madison Hemings, from Life among the Lowly
3. “All These Combined Have Made Up My Story”: Source Texts about Slavery and Race Thomas Bacon, from Sermons Addressed to Masters and Servants Andrew Jackson, Two Proclamations Thomas R. Gray, from The Confessions of Nat Turner Theodore Dwight Weld, from American Slavery As It Is Harriet Martineau, from Society in America Lydia Maria Child, The Quadroons Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Quadroon's Story Frederick Douglass, from Reception Speech at Finsbury Chapel Grace Greenwood, The Leap from Long Bridge Daniel Webster, from The Constitution and the Union Martin R. Delany, from The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States
4. Writing and Revising Clotel William Wells Brown, from Narrative of William W. Brown Josephine Brown, from Biography of an American Bondman William Wells Brown, from The New Liberty Party William Wells Brown, from A Lecture Delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem William Wells Brown, Singular Escape William Wells Brown, from Original Panoramic Views William Wells Brown, A True Story of Slave Life William Wells Brown, Letters from London Selected Reviews of Clotel William Wells Brown, from St. Domingo: Its Revolutions and Its Patriots William Wells Brown, from Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States William Wells Brown, from Clotelle; or, The Colored Heroine William Wells Brown, Battle of Milliken's Bend William Wells Brown, from My Southern Home