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Clotel

(1853)
Or The President's Daughter
A novel by

 
 
William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as property within the borders of the United States.

The novel was inspired by the story of Thomas Jefferson's purported sexual relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. Brown fictionalizes the stories of Jefferson's mistress, daughters, and granddaughters, all of whom are slaves in order to demythologize the dominant U.S. cultural narrative celebrating Jefferson's America as a nation of freedom and equality for all.

The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel, fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform.

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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Clotel, Or the President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-296-86870-2 / 978-1-296-86870-3 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clotelle or the Colored Heroine; A Tale of the Southern States (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-330-22739-5 / 978-1-330-22739-8 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Clotel
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, the Colored Heroine.
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle A Tale of the Southern States
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ISBN: 1-5328-0059-2 / 978-1-5328-0059-7
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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; Or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-5304-0399-5 / 978-1-5304-0399-8
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-5153-4481-9 / 978-1-5153-4481-0
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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ISBN: 1-5153-4483-5 / 978-1-5153-4483-4
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel, Or The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-59232-643-9 / 978-1-59232-643-3 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle - A Tale of the Southern States
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle - The President's Daughter
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or The President's Daughter - Scholar's Choice Edition
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-297-05267-6 / 978-1-297-05267-5 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel -Or- The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-61720-605-9 / 978-1-61720-605-4 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-4996-1883-2 / 978-1-4996-1883-9 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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ISBN: 1-4995-6197-0 / 978-1-4995-6197-5 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4975-5717-8 / 978-1-4975-5717-8 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel: The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4953-3381-7 / 978-1-4953-3381-1 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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ISBN: 1-4953-3144-X / 978-1-4953-3144-2 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4952-4361-3 / 978-1-4952-4361-5 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel, or the President's Daughter - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-294-52664-2 / 978-1-294-52664-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: Or, The Colored Heroine. A Tale Of The Southern States.
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-4819-5698-1 / 978-1-4819-5698-7 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, the President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4209-4510-6 / 978-1-4209-4510-2 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States (Bedford Cultural Editions)
Author(s): William Wells Wells Brown
ISBN: 0-312-62107-8 / 978-0-312-62107-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-60597-572-9 / 978-1-60597-572-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel: or, The President's Daughter (Modern Library Classics)
Author(s): William W Brown, Als Hilton
ISBN: 0-679-78323-7 / 978-0-679-78323-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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December 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown, William Wells
ISBN: 0-8084-0482-2 / 978-0-8084-0482-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NCUP
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July 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or the President's Daughter : A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 0-8065-0345-9 / 978-0-8065-0345-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carol Publishing Group
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-62923-282-3 / 978-1-62923-282-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-62923-286-6 / 978-1-62923-286-7 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Clotel: A Tale of the Southern States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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June 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel: or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: SMK Books
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November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
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March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel or The President's Daughter (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Dover Publications
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