Clotel; or, The President's Daughter

William Wells Brown

1853
Clotel and her sister, though daughters of Thomas Jefferson, are slaves. Considered the first novel published by an African American in the U.S., this fast-paced story explores the horrors and hypocrisy of early America.
Genres: race, african-american, fiction, 19th-century, cultural, historical-fiction, literature, historical
20 issues
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