Readings

Required Texts

Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. New York: Mentor/Penguin, 1987. ISBN: 0451627261.

[Download Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, a version of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, or download Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs, a version of Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl from Project Gutenberg.]

Amazon logo Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN: 0140390030.

[Download Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg.]

Amazon logo Melville, Herman. "Benito Cereno." In The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Selected and Edited by Paul Lauter, et al. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0618109196.

Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. Three Classic African-American Novels. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. ISBN: 0679727426.

[Download Clotelle; or, the Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; or, the President's Daughter, a revised version of William Wells Brown's Clotel, download The Marrow of Tradition, a version of Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition, or download Iola Leroy, a version of Frances Harper's Iola Leroy from Project Gutenberg.]

Amazon logo Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. ISBN: 0140439048.

Amazon logo Delany, Martin. Blake: or, the Huts of America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1970. ISBN: 080706419X.

Amazon logo Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN: 0140390464.

[Download The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg.]

Amazon logo Twain, Mark. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0192818066.

[Download Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, a version of this text from Project Gutenberg.]

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction
2 Frederick Douglass, Narrative (1845) Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. New York: Mentor/Penguin, 1987. ISBN: 0451627261.
3 Douglass
4 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) Amazon logo Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN: 0140390030.
5 Stowe
6 Stowe (cont.)
7 Wells Brown, Clotel (1853)

Research Workshop
Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. Three Classic African-American Novels. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. ISBN: 0679727426.
8 Brown
9 Melville, "Benito Cereno" (1853, 1856)

Submit topic (choice of passage) for first essay.
Amazon logo Melville, Herman. "Benito Cereno." In Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism. Selected and Edited by Dan McCall. New York: Norton, 2002. ISBN: 0393976416.
10 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred (1856) Amazon logo Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Dred. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. ISBN: 0140439048.
11 Stowe
12 Stowe (cont.)
13 Martin Delany, Blake (1861) Amazon logo Delany, Martin. Blake: or, the Huts of America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1970. ISBN: 080706419X.
14 Delany
15 Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)

Submit topic (author and research question) for second essay.
Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. New York: Mentor/Penguin, 1987. ISBN: 0451627261.
16 Jacobs
17 Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) Amazon logo Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN: 0140390464.
18 Twain
19 Twain (cont.)
20 Frances Harper, Iola Leroy (1892) Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. Three Classic African-American Novels. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. ISBN: 0679727426.
21 Harper
22 Conference Day
23 Mark Twain, Puddn'head Wilson (1894) Amazon logo Twain, Mark. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0192818066.
24 Twain

Submit topic for final essay and be prepared to report on your progress.
25 Charles Chesnutt, The Marrow of Tradition (1901) Amazon logo Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. Three Classic African-American Novels. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. ISBN: 0679727426.
26 Conference Day
27 Chesnutt
28 Conclusion