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Memoir and Autobiography

A study of various kinds of American autobiography-such as spiritual autobiography and freedom narratives-from colonial to modern times, with attention to European forerunners from Augustine to Rousseau. Texts vary by semester, selected from such authors as Edwards, Franklin, Thoreau, Douglass, Jacobs, Moody, Washington, and Henry Adams, and more recent works by Hellman, Wright, Malcolm X, and Kingston.

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