New edition of Delany's classic pre US Civil war slavery tale which follows an escaped slave who tries to ignite insurrection against the de-humanizing institutions of depravation.
New edition with a new introduction. Delany's tale of Blake, an escaped slave in the era before the US Civil War, depicts the harrowing detail of life under slavery and offers a call to action for resistance. Casting beyond the misery of slavery, Delany's novel, located in the Southern United States and Cuba, demonstrates that alternatives are possible if only widespread insurrection could be ignited. A new title in the Foundations of Black Science Fiction series.