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Probable date range from Nickel, Joe, "Authentication Report: The Bondwoman's Narrative." In The Bondwoman's Narrative / Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Warner Books, 2002.
"C. A. Alma [I?]" inscribed in pencil on verso of last l
Bound holograph draft, revised, of a fictional or semi-fictional autobiography of a former slave. It details her experiences as a maid in several households in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, and her subsequent escape to the North, where she settled in New Jersey.
The narrator also tells the stories of other slaves she knows or comes into contact with, and to some extent the histories of the families she works for, identified as the De Vincents, the Henrys, and the Wheelers. A large portion of the narrative concerns the pursuit of Mrs. De Vincent by a slave trader who discovers that she is of mixed race. Another substantial section describes the Wheeler's political fortunes in Washington.
1 v. (,301,  p.)
25 x 20 cm.
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