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Blake by Martin R. Delany
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Apr 15, 2008

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Wow, this one is interesting. Written by a black man in 1859, it is about a freed slave who goes around the South sowing the seeds of slave insurrection. Good stuff--inspired by Vessey, John Brown, Nat Turner and other men who attempted to rebel against slavery. Had to have been pretty shocking for its time, though not surprising, given the state of the nation. Page after page of slave dialogue can be tough to read, though.

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