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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

In 1861, Harriet Jacobs became the first formerly enslaved African American woman to publish a book-length account of her life. In crafting her coming-of-age story, she insisted upon biographical accuracy and bold creativity—telling the truth while giving herself and others fictionalized names. She also adapted conventions from two other popular genres: the sentimental novel and…

Only by Experience: An Anthology of Slave Narratives

Only by Experience: An Anthology of Slave Narratives collects, in whole or in part, sixteen of the most significant and influential slave narratives in English. Based on material from the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of American Literature, the anthology includes works from the British Empire as well as the United States and puts classic examples of…

American Literature

AMERICAN LITERATURE The Autobiography of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) The Female American, Second Edition (1767) Unca Eliza Winkfield Common Sense (1776) Thomas Paine Rights of Man (1791) Thomas Paine The Age of Reason (1794) Thomas Paine Emma Corbett (1781) Samuel Jackson Pratt Letters from an American Farmer (1782) Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur (BAAL Edition) The Interesting…

The Broadview Anthology of American Literature Concise Volume 1: Beginnings to Reconstruction

About the Anthology Guided by the latest scholarship in American literary studies, and deeply committed to inclusiveness, social responsibility, and rigorous contextualization, The Broadview Anthology of American Literature balances representation of widely agreed-upon major works with a thoroughgoing reassessment of the canon that emphasizes American literature’s diversity, variety, breadth, and connections with the rest of…

Black in America

Black in America samples the breadth of non-fiction writing on African American experiences in the United States. The emphasis is on twenty-first-century authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine, and Roxane Gay, but a substantial representation of vitally important writing from other eras is also included, from Olaudah Equiano and Sojourner Truth to James Baldwin,…

Of One Blood

The Afrofuturist plot of Pauline E. Hopkins’s Of One Blood (1902–03) weaves together a lost African city, bigamy, incest, murder, ancient prophecies, a thwarted leopard attack, racial passing, baby switching, mesmerism, and hauntings—both literal ghost hauntings and metaphoric hauntings from the sins of slavery. This Broadview Edition offers for the first time annotations and appendices…

About Us

Broadview: An Introduction The word “broadview” expresses a good deal of the philosophy behind our company. Our focus is very much on the humanities—especially literature, philosophy, and history—but within these fields we are open to a broad range of academic approaches and political viewpoints. We strive in particular to produce high-quality, pedagogically useful books for…