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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen, Anna Quindlen

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation - David W. Blight Though lacking the depth and description one might hope to garner from a firsthand account of slavery and escape, A Slave No More... still captures the essence and importance of these men's tales.

Blight introduces at exhaustive length the two slave's narratives, expounding with such great insight that it makes the roughly written narratives from the mouths of the uneducated slaves almost redundant when you actually get around to reading them. However, his explanations go a long way to enliven and enlighten the text, helping the modern day reader gather more understanding of the times and circumstances.

Very much worth the reading. Highly recommended as a companion to studies of Frederick Douglas.