UPDATE: [American] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 3/10/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Mark Robinson
contact email: 
trobinso@bates.edu

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

The primary markets for this encyclopedia will be high schools, colleges,
and special libraries. It will be written in a manner that is
comprehensible to the constituents of each market.

For the first phase of this project, I am still seeking submissions in the
following areas: Slave Narratives/Biographies, Works of Fiction, Drama, and
Concepts/History/Persons.

The deadline for submitting entries for the updated list 3/10/09.

A DETAILED LIST OF THESE ENTRIES APPEARS BELOW

If you would like to contribute, please send an email to
trobinso_at_bates.edu. Use Encyclopedia of Slavery as your subject heading:

Within the message, list the entries that you would like to write and
briefly describe your qualifications and research areas.

Dr. Timothy Mark Robinson
Bates College
205 Pettigrew Hall
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Tel. 207.786.6314

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLAVERY &
FREEDOM IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Word Count/Length of Entry

Short entry (S) = approx. 500 words
Medium entry (M) =1000-1200 words
Long entry (L) =1500-2000 words

PRELIMINARY LIST OF WRITERS & WORKS TO BE COVERED

Slave Narratives/Biographies:
Life and Narrative of William J. Anderson, Twenty-four Years a Slave…(M)
A Slave’s Adventures toward Freedom: Not Fiction, but the True Story of a
Struggle (Peter Bruner) (S)
Memories of Childhood’s Slave Days (Annie L. Burton) (S)
>From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom (Lucy Delaney) (M)
Narrative of Briton Hammon (S)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) (L)
Fugitive Blacksmith (James W.C. Pennington) (S)
The Interesting Narrative of Venture Smith (M)
Confessions of Nat Turner (L)

Fiction:
Francis Colburn Adams: Our World, or, The Slaveholder’s Daughter (M)
Gustave de Beaumont: Marie, or Slavery in the United States (M)
Aphra Behn: Orinooko (L)
Harriet Hamline Bigelow: The Curse Entailed (M)
Desmos. Old Toney and His Master, or, The Abolitionist and the Land Pirate (S)
Frederick Douglass: The Heroic Slave (M)
Joel Chandler Harris: Uncle Remus stories
        Free Joe (M)
        Daddy Jake the Runaway (M)
Manu Herbstein: Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (S)
Lawrence Hill: The Book of Negroes (S)
        Any Known Blood (M)
Marie-Elana John: Unburnable (M)
Herman Melville:
        Moby Dick (M)
Mary Hayden Green Pike: Ida May (S)
Smith H. Platt: The Martyrs and the Fugitive (S)
John Stearns: Alluthinai, a Tale of Slavery (S)
Caroline Rush: The North and South, or, Slavery and Its Contrasts: A Tale
of Real Life (S)
Harriet Spofford: Escape to Freedom (M)
Harriet Beecher Stowe:
        Uncle Tom’s Cabin
        Old Town Folks (M)
        â€œThe Two Altars, or Two Pictures in One” (M)
William Styron: The Confessions of Nat Turner (L)

Drama:
The Fugitives [anonymous] (S)
The Kidnapped Clergyman [anonymous] (S)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin—George Aiken (M)
The Stars and Stripes—Lydia Maria Child (M)
Dessalines—William E. Easton (M)
The Reverend Griffith Davenport—James A. Herne (S)
Peculiar Sam; or, The Underground Railroad—Pauline Hopkins (S)
The Guerrillas—James D. McCabe (S)
The Christian Slave—Harriet Beecher Stowe (S)

Glossary of Concepts/History/Persons:
Abolition Movement (including discussion of the role of women and the role
of religious groups as authors and audience of its literature) (L)
Toussaint L’ Overture (S)
The Middle Passage (L)
 Fugitive Slave Act (S)
Kansas-Nebraska Act (S)
Missouri Compromise (S)
"One drop" law (S)
Dred Scott (S)
"Tragic mulatto" (S)
Sharecropping (S)

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