William Wells Brown: An African American Life
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Biography'
Ezra Greenspan’s masterful work, elegantly written and rigorously researched, sets Brown’s life in the richly rendered context of his times, creating a fascinating portrait of an inventive writer who dared to challenge the racial orthodoxies and explore the racial complexities of nineteenth-century America.
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William Wells Brown: An African American LifeUser Review - Book Verdict
Abolitionist, doctor, and novelist of Clotel, William Wells Brown was originally known as Sandy and grew up enslaved on a farm next to Daniel Boone's before his escape and meteoric rise. Read full review
WILLIAM WELLS BROWN: An African-American LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A scholar fills in the gaps in the life of a former slave who became one of the most famous African-Americans of the 19th century.Greenspan (English/Southern Methodist Univ.; editor: William Wells ... Read full review