Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first
fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote
and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white
editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an
immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the
famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. This edition of
Grimes's autobiography represents a historic partnership between
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