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Appendix A: Representations of Slave Revolt and the Slave Trade

  1. From Amasa Delano, Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (1817)
  2. From Frederick Douglass, “The Heroic Slave” (1853)
  3. From John Quincy Adams, Argument of John Quincy Adams Before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Case of United States, Appellants, Cinque, and Others, Africans (1841)
  4. From Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
  5. From Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred, A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856)
  6. From The Confessions of Nat Turner (1832)
  7. Am I Not a Man and a Brother (1787)
  8. Stowage of the British Slave Ship Brookes under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788
  9. The Slave Deck of the Bark “Wildfire,” Brought into Key West on 30 April 1860
  10. The Abolition of the Slave Trade
  11. Cinque, the Chief of the Amistad Captives

Appendix B: Herman Melville on Race, Slavery, Colonialism, and Violence

  1. From Herman Melville, Typee (1846)
  2. From Herman Melville, “Mr. Parkman’s Tour,” New York Literary World (31 March 1849)
  3. From Herman Melville, “A Bosom Friend,” in Moby-Dick, or, The Whale (1851)
  4. From Herman Melville, “Midnight, Forecastle,” in Moby-Dick, or, The Whale (1851)
  5. Herman Melville, “Formerly a Slave,” in Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
  6. Herman Melville, “The Swamp Angel,” in Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
  7. From Herman Melville, Supplement to Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
  8. From Herman Melville, Clarel, A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876)

Appendix C: The Haitian Revolution and the Black Legend

  1. John Greenleaf Whittier, “Toussaint L’ouverture” (1833)
  2. William Wordsworth, “Toussaint L’ouverture” (1802)
  3. From Frank J. Webb, The Garies and Their Friends (1857)
  4. Toussaint Louverture
  5. From Daniel Defoe, The Life and Strange Suprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
  6. From James Montgomery, “The West Indies” (1810)

Appendix D: Anti-Slavery Rhetoric and Poetry

  1. From Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” (5 July 1854)
  2. Frederick Douglass, “A Parody,” in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845)
  3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point (1849)
  4. James Russell Lowell, “The Present Crisis” (1844)
  5. James M. Whitfield, “To Cinque” (1853)
  6. James M. Whitfield, “Lines on the Death of John Quincy Adams” (1853)
  7. James M. Whitfield, “America” (1853)
  8. Frances E.W. Harper, “The Slave Mother. A Tale of the Ohio” (1857)
  9. Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Caste and Christ” (1853)
  10. From Lydia Maria Child, An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans (1833)
  11. Lydia Maria Child, “The Influence of Slavery with Regard to Moral Purity” (1838)
  12. Lydia Huntley Sigourney, “To the First Slave Ship” (1827)

Appendix E: Melville and the Theory of Short Fiction

  1. From Herman Melville, “Hawthorne and his Mosses” (1850)
  2. From Edgar Allan Poe, Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Twice-Told Tales (1842)
  3. Review of The Piazza Tales, United States Democratic Review (September 1856)
  4. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Preface to The House of the Seven Gables (1852)

Posted on August 2, 2019