The Escape: A Leaf for Freedom

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A well-known nineteenth-century abolitionist and former slave, William Wells Brown was a prolific writer and lecturer who captivated audiences with readings of his drama The Escape; or, a Leap for Freedom (1858). The first published play by an African American writer, The Escape explored the complexities of American culture at a time when tensions between North and South were about to explode into the Civil War. This new volume presents the first-edition text of Brown s play and features an extensive introduction that ...

The Escape: A Leaf for Freedom 2001, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572331051

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