Co-authorship in A narrative of the uncommon sufferings and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro man

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dc.contributor Smith, Cassander L.
dc.contributor Shoaff, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.advisor McKnight, Utz Lars Warner, Erin Siobhan
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 2017-03-01T16:48:13Z 2017-03-01T16:48:13Z 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001277
dc.identifier.other Warner_alatus_0004M_11535
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract "A Negro Man, Servant to--General Winslow" travels from Boston to Jamaica, Florida, Cuba, and London within a thirteen-year time frame. In the captivity narrative A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, A Negro Man, Briton Hammon experiences many hardships during his various captivities. His is a unique experience in the captivity genre, but is critiqued because of the manner in which this narrative is produced. He did not write it himself so it widely argued that this white genre can claim a black author but not the authority of that author's experience. In the book, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B Du Bois portrays a two-sided man that has his own perspective, yet sees himself through others' eyes. He describes it as "two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body" (Du Bois). His aim is to explain the relationship between being an American and a Negro without a sole definition from the white perspective. This is my aim in my analysis of this text. This point of this research is to reclaim Hammon's authorship and therefore some of his authority. Hammon's voice constitutes the two souls and the two thoughts. I will examine the narrative in four sections: The title page and preface, the encounter with Indians, the imprisonment in Spanish Cuba, and his journey home. en_US
dc.format.extent 65 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated. en_US
dc.subject Women's studies
dc.subject African American studies
dc.title Co-authorship in A narrative of the uncommon sufferings and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro man en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Gender and Race Studies Women's Studies The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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