By Julia C. Collins
In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the nationwide newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a singular written by way of Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American lady dwelling within the small city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. the 1st novel ever released by means of a black American girl, it's set in antebellum Louisiana and Connecticut, and specializes in the lives of a pretty mixed-race mom and daughter whose possibilities for achievement via love and marriage are threatened by means of slavery and caste prejudice. The textual content stocks a lot with well known nineteenth-century women's fiction, whereas its dominant issues of interracial romance, hidden African ancestry, and ambiguous racial identification have parallels within the writings of either black and white authors from the period.Begun within the waning months of the Civil conflict, the radical was once close to its end while Julia Collins died of tuberculosis in November of 1865. during this first-ever booklet ebook of The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, the editors have composed a hopeful and a sad finishing, reflecting possible choices Collins in all likelihood could have thought of for the final of her unheard of novel. of their advent, the editors provide the main entire and present examine at the existence and group of an writer who left few strains within the historic checklist, and supply huge dialogue of her novel's literary and ancient importance. Collins's released essays, which offer interesting glimpses into the brain of this talented yet ignored author, are integrated in what is going to turn out to be the definitive variation of a huge new discovery in African American literature. Its ebook contributes immensely to our knowing of black American literature, faith, women's heritage, neighborhood lifestyles, and race kinfolk throughout the period of usa emancipation.
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Extra info for The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins
Ralph L. 9 (June 1959), 22– 23; “A Peep at the Past,” Pennsylvania Grit (Williamsport, PA), April 14, 1901, 2; “Robert Hughes, Who Once Helped Slaves to Freedom, Dies at Family Homestead,” Williamsport Sun, June 11, 1941; “Prominent Abolitionists,” typescript, Janet Trice Collection, and “A Picture of Lycoming County,” typescript, both at the Thomas E. Taber Museum, Lycoming County Historical Society; “The Underground Railroad,” pamphlet, and “Slavery,” typescript, both in “Blacks in Williamsport” Vertical File, James V.
Unlike every narrative by a black American woman before her, including Our Nig, Collins’s The Curse of Caste emanated almost certainly from the author’s own imagination, not from her autobiography. What we know about her life reveals no correspondence between Collin’s biography and the people and events of The Curse of Caste. 37 By contrast, Our Nig, although often labeled the first African American woman’s novel, is, as many scholars have pointed out, essentially the story of Harriet Wilson’s life.
Lina, who crosses the color line to marry the son of a slave owner, might be viewed as a tragic mulatta, given her pitiable end. Moreover, in some ways her calamitous trajectory early in the story, from the privileged white ingenue who knows nothing of her nonwhite heritage to an enslaved beauty readied for the slave market, allies her to the antebellum stereotype of the mulatta as an innocent cruelly used by circumstance. However, by rescuing Lina via a marriage to the son of the man who had enslaved her, Collins converts her mixed-race heroine into the means by which Richard Tracy, scion of the Old South, can assert his antiracist as well as antislavery convictions to his outraged father, the Tracy family patriarch.
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