Coverart for item
The Resource Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason

Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason

Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave
Title
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave
Statement of responsibility
edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Title variation
Runaway slave
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. This edition of Grimes's autobiography represents an historic partnership between noted scholar of the African American slave narrative, William L. Andrews, and Regina Mason, Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter. Their extensive historical and genealogical research has produced an authoritative, copiously annotated text that features pages from an original Grimes family Bible, transcriptions of the 1824 correspondence that set the terms for the author's self-purchase in Connecticut (nine years after his escape from Savannah, Georgia), and many other striking images that invoke the life and times of William Grimes
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1784-1865
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimes, William
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.G85
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andrews, William L.
  • Mason, Regina E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimes, William
  • Grimes, William
  • Slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • King George County (Va.)
  • New Haven (Conn.)
Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip087/2007050092.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223099549918
  • 31223099549926
  • 31223099549900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-145)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 145 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195343311
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 185021465
  • (OCoLC)185021465
Label
Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave, edited by William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip087/2007050092.html
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223099549918
  • 31223099549926
  • 31223099549900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-145)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 145 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195343311
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 185021465
  • (OCoLC)185021465

Library Locations

    • San Francisco Public LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
Processing Feedback ...