The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins

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  • Paperback
  • 139 pages
  • The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins
  • Julia C. Collins
  • English
  • 26 May 2017
  • 0195301609

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      The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins
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 women s 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 first 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 novel s literary and historical significance Collins s 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 Its publication contributes immensely to our understanding of black American literature, religion, women s history, community life, and race relations during the era of United States emancipation. Download The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins

  1. Matt Sautman says:

    The first novel written by an African American woman, The Curse of Caste or the Slave Bride is not necessarily a masterpiece, but it is intriguing to see how Collins unpacks the tangled web that weaves all her characters together Like Uncle Tom s Cabin, the work builds upon pathos to discuss attitudes about slavery, but unlike Uncle Tom s Cabin, the characters are alloweda range of actions and no one is explicitly a stereotype even thedespicable and tragic characters have the capa The first novel written by an African American woman, The Curse of Caste or the Slave Bride is not necessarily a masterpiece, but it is intriguing to see how Collins unpacks the tangled web that weaves all her characters together Like Uncle Tom s Cabin, the work builds upon pathos to discuss attitudes about slavery, but unlike Uncle Tom s Cab...

  2. Marissa Luca says:

    I wish we had gotten a proper ending to this novel It seems almost cruel that Collins perished before its completion That being said, it was a bit lackluster in plot I like that it was broken up into segments I can imagine it being printed and her readers gathering around with excitement, waiting to read the next installment The editors have written that there are two likely endings to this story, one tragic and one happy And perhaps the tragic ending isprofound, but I d like to thi I wish we had gotten a proper ending to this novel It seems almost cruel that Colli...

  3. Amweatherill says:

    Serialized in the Christian Recorder a newspaper of the AME church in 1865, is this the first novel by an African American women There are two other mystery s here Who was the author, Julia C Collins And since the author died before completing the novel, what is the ending You can decide.

  4. Laura says:

    This is what would happen if Emily Bront s mediocre clone tried to write a novel about slavery.

  5. Alana says:

    Credited as being the first novel written by an African American woman, I enjoyed this work for what it is an average tale told from a very unique point of view The book was originally published in installments in a popular African American Christian newspaper The author sadly died before submitting her final column It would be very interesting if any of her notes could be recovered and published as some sort of ending As it stands, I enjoyed the story and could easily see it become an in...

  6. Ebookwormy1 says:

    This civil war set serial is blessed with vivid writing, but the plot is disappointingly hollow While the author died before the ending was written, key aspects of the plot also remain unexplained.The documenta...

  7. Adam Lauver says:

    A really compelling and even dramatically satisfying read The editors commentary on possible endings is interesting enough so that the lack of a real ending doesn t seem like that much of an issue, to be ho...

  8. Rosie says:

    this was very good.It is said to be the first novel written by an African American Woman I enjoyed it alot.The novel itself was quite short but the book included her papers and notes and other important info.

  9. Zach says:

    If not for its historical significance, this book would have no redeeming qualities whatsoever It literally reads as if an aspiring ten or eleven year old writer might have written it This is without question the most poorly written book I have ever read.

  10. Deb says:

    While the novel itself is nothing spectacular by today s standards, the information about the author was fascinating I would love if the authors expanded the introduction into a full length book about their research and discoveries.