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Chronologie des récits d’esclaves

1760

Briton Hammon, A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man, Boston.

1770

James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, as Related by Himself, Bath.

1787

Ottobah Cugoano, Narrative of the Enslavement of Ottobah Cugoano, a Native of Africa, publié dans Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Londres.

1789

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself, Londres.

1798

Venture Smith, A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America. Related by Himself, New-London.

1811

John Jea, The Life, History, and Unparalleled Sufferings of John Jea, the African Preacher, Portsea.

1825

William Grimes, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, New York.

1831

Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Londres.

1837

Moses Roper, A Narrative of Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper from American Slavery, Londres.

Charles Ball, Slavery in the United States : A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, Who Lived Forty Years in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia, as a Slave Under Various Masters, New York.

1842

Lunsford Lane, The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. Embracing an Account of His Early Life, the Redemption by Purchase of Himself and Family from Slavery, and His Banishment from the Place of His Birth for the Crime of Wearing a Colored Skin. Published by Himself, Boston.

1843

Moses Grandy, Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America, Londres.

1845

Frederick Douglass, A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Boston.

Lewis Garrard Clarke, Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke, During a Captivity of More than Twenty-Five Years, Among the Algerines of Kentucky, One of the So Called Christian States of North America, Boston.

1847

William Wells Brown, Narrative of William Wells Brown, a fugitive Slave. Written by Himself, Boston.

1848

Henry Watson, Narrative of Henry Watson, a Fugitive Slave, Boston.

1849

Josiah Henson, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself , Boston.

Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, New York.

James W. C. Pennington, The Fugitive Blacksmith, or Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington, Londres.

1851

Henry « Box » Brown, Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself, Manchester.

 

1853

Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave, narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, Auburn, Buffalo et Londres.

1855

John Brown, Slave Life in Georgia : A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings and Escape of John Brown, Londres.

John Thompson, The Life of John Thompson, A Fugitive Slave, Worcester (Massachusetts).

1860

 William Craft, Running a thousand Miles for Freedom, or the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, Londres.

1861

Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Boston.

1862

John Andrew Jackson, The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina, Londres.

1863

Francis Fedric, Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky; or, Fifty Years of Slavery in the Southern States of America, Londres.

1864

J. D. Green, Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave from Kentucky, Huddersfield.