William Wells Brown (Hardcover)

An African American Life

By Ezra Greenspan

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393240900, 614pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2014

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Ezra Greenspan's masterful work, elegantly written and rigorously researched, sets Brown's life in the richly rendered context of his times, creating a fascinating portrait of an inventive writer who dared to challenge the racial orthodoxies and explore the racial complexities of nineteenth-century America.

About the Author

Ezra Greenspan holds the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities and is professor of English at Southern Methodist University. He is the author or editor of seven books and a founding editor of the journal "Book History."