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A collection of antislavery prose fiction.
This novel by William Wells Brown (1816-1884) is generally acknowledged as the first African American novel. Digitized by the Gutenberg Project.
A vehement antislavery novel of the mid-1850s, published by Harriet Hamline Bigelow (Boston: Wentworth and Company, 1856). Digitized by the Wright American Fiction Project, Indiana University.
Sentimental and religious antislavery novel of a young woman's experience of slavery, by little-known author Mary B. Harland (Cincinnati: Applegate, 1855). Digitized by the Wright American Fiction Project, Indiana University.
After Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ida May was one of the best-known and best-selling antislavery novels. Its author was Mary Hayden Green Pike (1824-1898), a novelist from Eastport, Maine, who used the pseudonym Mary Langdon. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
The Martyrs, and the Fugitive; or a Narrative of the Captivity, Sufferings, and Death of an African Family, and the Slavery and Escape of Their Son
Juvenile antislavery novel by Smith H. Platt (New York: Daniel Fanshaw, 1859). Digitized by Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina.
An 1855 antislavery novel by Francis Colburn Adams, describing plantation life and slave-trading. Digitized by the Gutenberg Project.
Pseudonymous antislavery novel by 'Desmos', published in Tennesseee (Nashville: Southwestern Publishing House, 1861). Digitized by the Wright American Fiction Project at Indiana University.
Aphra Behn's short novel (1688) about a a slave uprising in the British colony of Surinam. Digitized by Terri Palmer, the EServer, 1996.
Antislavery story based on fugitive histories, published as a tract by Maria Weston Chapman (New York, 1840). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
Well-known antislavery novel by Lydia Maria Child (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867). Digitized by the University of Virginia.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's first antislavery story, published in her Uncle Sam's Emancipation collection (1853) and reprinted as a tract by the American Anti-Slavery Society. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
Historian Richard Hildreth's highly-successful novelized account of his observations of slavery (Boston: Tappan and Whittemore, 1852). Digitized by the Documenting the American South Project, University of North Carolina.
A frequently reprinted and revised antislavery short story, originally published in the mid-1830s by an unknown author. One of the most popular nineteenth-century antislavery stories.