If Slavery Never Existed: Literature

I was once asked what it would be like if slavery never existed. They thought I might be able to do some sort research on the topic. I honestly asked a professor for I wasn’t sure how it could even be done. The only way it could be done is if one were to create an imaginary world and tried to imagine it. There was no way it could be found by simply researching.

Since researching such a thing cannot be done, I have decided to make a few blog posts about some of the things we wouldn’t have today if slavery never existed. This particular post will include pieces of literature that contains slavery or about slavery.  This will not be a complete list; it’s just a partial list.

20 Books about slavery/ contains slavery:

1. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. Jacobs

2.Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

3.Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth

4.Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky, Containing an Account of His Three Escapes by J.D. Green

5.Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Fredrick Douglass

6.Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

7. The Confessions of Nat Turner by Nat Turner

8. Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave by William Grimes

9.The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave by Mary Prince

10.  An Address to All the Colored Citizens of the United States by John B. Meachum

11. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

12. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

13. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

14.The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice

15. To Be a Slave by Julius Lester

16.The Bond Woman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts

17. Property by Valerie Martin

18. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

19. Beloved by Toni Morrison

20. The Book of Night Women by Marlon James


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