Clotel; or, The president's daughter
Patridge and Oakley, 1853 - 250 páginas
Author William Wells Brown was an escaped slave from Kentucky active on the anti-slavery circuit. He published Clotel in London, where he stayed to evade recapture under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. The book is considered the first novel published by an African American.
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