Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha Griffith Browne

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FEMALE SLAVE BY MARTHA GRIFFITH BROWNEAn Account of a Female Slave by Martha Griffith Browne – FREE EBOOKS DOWNLOAD

Autobiography of a Female Slave (1857) by Martha Griffith Brown is one more example of the fictitious slave narrative. Initially this book was published without anonymously. Name of author was added after her death in 1906.


In fact, Martha was a white slave owner who supported the abolition movement. She was inherited six slaves when was moved to Philadelphia. As result she wrote “Autobiography of a Female Slave” to help finance her effort to emancipate and help them settle in a free territory.

As she known daily lives of the slaves it helped her to create most likely story based on well-known fact. General idea of this book was to bring attantion to the subject of slavery as well as the injustices and cruelty that the slaves are exposed to.

Written in the first person narrative, Anne, a former servant woman, recalls the events of his life to be taken to the home of her first mistress, to be sold to other slave owners and experiencing the different conditions of slavery.

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