Solomon Northup and the Sly Philosophy of the Slave Pen

  title={Solomon Northup and the Sly Philosophy of the Slave Pen},
  author={S. Worley},
  pages={243 - 259}
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Filming Black Voices and Stories: Slavery on America's Screens
Abstract:This essay underscores that film is a powerful medium that has been used to both solidify popular and scholarly images of history and radically challenge them. Slavery filmography began withExpand
The Role of Music: Solomon Northrup’s Twelve Years a Slave in Text and Film
“Viewed as a mythical narrative, music in slave communities can be compared to the musical chorus of the Muses, an effect that means that Northrup’s role extends beyond the dynamics of American lifeExpand
African American literature and the Great Depression
The 1930s in African American literary history comprised jarringly significant shifts in the style, subject matter, and direction of prose fiction. If the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s were toExpand
African American literature and the abolitionist movement, 1845 to the Civil War
African American literature gained a major new writer in 1845 when Frederick Douglass published his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself . The book wasExpand


African American autobiography : a collection of critical essays
Introduction. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., James Bronniosaw and the Trope of the Talking Book. Robert B. Stepto, Narration, Authentication, and Authorial Control in Frederick Douglass's Narrative of 1845.Expand
Studies in autobiography
This volume brings together seventeen original papers on autobiography and autobiography studies by an international group of outstanding writers, critics, and scholars. The contributors address aExpand
Interpretation and Social Criticism
*1. Three Paths in Moral Philosophy *2. The Practice of Social Criticism *3. The Prophet as Social Critic * Index
Self-Discovery and Authority in Afro-American Narrative
Introduction 1. Form and Ideology in Three Slave Narratives 2. Privilege and Evasion in The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man 3. Alienation and Creativity in the Fiction of Richard Wright 4. RalphExpand
Witnessing Slavery: The Development of Ante-bellum Slave Narratives
Frances Foster's classic study of pre-Civil War American slave autobiography is now issued in an accessible paperback edition. The first book to represent these slave narratives as literary in theExpand