Slave Narratives as a Literary Genre

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Slave Narratives as a Literary Genre: Frederick Douglass Literature is an important part of life for many people, and slave narratives are an important part of literature. They have much to offer when it comes to what they can provide to others and what they can teach them about an experience that is completely foreign to many people. Finding sources on slave narratives is, fortunately, not that complex, because there have been many written - and they have stayed popular because they speak to people in a way that fictionalized accounts of slavery do not. If I were going to create a full research paper on the general topic of Frederick Douglass and slave narratives as a literary genre, seeking answers to an open, objective question such as how slave narratives (and, specifically, Frederick Douglass) are used and understood in the context of modern-day relationships between whites and blacks, then the best serious and authoritative sources I have been able to find to support such a hypothetical research paper using the academic resources available to me as a college student would be the following: Asim, Jabari. (2003). African-American literature in the black. 1 June 1997. The Washington Post. Newspaper accounts such as this one show that black literature is becoming more relevant to people today, and that it is being purchased at a strong-enough rate to create an income for the authors and the publishers. This is a significant jump from where black literature was at the
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