The Resource The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel, by Julia C. Collins ; edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun

The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel, by Julia C. Collins ; edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun

Label
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel
Title
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride
Title remainder
a rediscovered African American novel
Statement of responsibility
by Julia C. Collins ; edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun
Title variation
  • Curse of caste
  • Slave bride
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the national newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a novel written by Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American woman living in the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first novel ever published by a black American woman, it is set in antebellum Louisiana and Connecticut and focuses on the lives of a beautiful mixed-race mother and daughter whose opportunities for fulfillment through love and marriage are threatened by slavery and caste prejudice. The text shares much with popular nineteenth-century womenʼs fiction, while its dominant themes of interracial romance, hidden African ancestry and ambiguous racial identity have parallels in the writings of both black and white authors from the period. Begun in the waning months of the Civil War, the novel was near its conclusion when Julia Collins died of tuberculosis in November of 1865. In this firs-ever book publication of The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, the editors have composed a hopeful and a tragic ending, reflecting two alternatives Collins almost certainly would have considered for the closing of her unprecedented novel. In their introduction, the editors offer the most complete and current research on the life and community of an author who left few traces in the historical record and provide extensive discussion of her novelʼs literary and historical significance. Collinsʼs published essays, which provide intriguing glimpses into the mind of this gifted but overlooked writer, are included in what will prove to be the definitive edition of a major new discovery in African American literature, religion, womenʼs history, community life and race relations during the era of the United States emancipation. Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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d. 1865
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Collins, Julia C.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1359.C563
LC item number
C65 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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  • Andrews, William L.
  • Kachun, Mitchell A.
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Family secrets
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel, by Julia C. Collins ; edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Editorsʼ Introduction -- Notes to Introduction -- Editorial Note by Anne Bruder -- The Curse of Caste: or The Slave Bride, 1865 -- Two Conclusions to The Curse of Caste -- The Essays of Julia C. Collins, 1864-1865 -- Reading Group Guide
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
lxviii, 139 p.
Isbn
9780195301595
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006007859
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1816673-01umb_inst
  • 1565283
  • (OCoLC)65204940
Label
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel, by Julia C. Collins ; edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Editorsʼ Introduction -- Notes to Introduction -- Editorial Note by Anne Bruder -- The Curse of Caste: or The Slave Bride, 1865 -- Two Conclusions to The Curse of Caste -- The Essays of Julia C. Collins, 1864-1865 -- Reading Group Guide
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
lxviii, 139 p.
Isbn
9780195301595
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006007859
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1816673-01umb_inst
  • 1565283
  • (OCoLC)65204940

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