Blake: or the Huts of America

TitleBlake: or the Huts of America
Year for Search1859
AuthorsDelany, Martin R[obison](1812-85)
Date Published1859/1970
PublisherBeacon Press
Place PublishedBoston, MA
KeywordsAfrican American author, Male author
Annotation

Much of the book is on the situation in African, Cuba, and North America, there are insurrections, failed and successful, by slaves and the published part of the novel ends with the results of the successful insurrection and the outlines of a nation of blacks, which the author had argued for in his other works. Given the trajectory at the end of the novel, the lost chapters may have made the utopia more explicit. 

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Originally published in part as “Blake: Or the Huts of America. A Tale of the Mississippi Valley, the Southern United States, and Cuba.” The Anglo-African Magazine 1.1 - 7 (January - July 1859): 20-29 [Chapters 28-30], 37-43 [Chapters 1-5], 69-79 [Chapters 6-9], 104-114 [Chapters 10-12], 129-39 [Chapters 13-16], 160-72 [Chapters 17-20], 192-203 [Chapters 21-23] and then with all but the last chapters, which are lost, in The Weekly Anglo-American (November 1861 - May 1862). For a critical edition, see Blake or, The Huts of America. A Corrected Edition. Ed. Jerome McGann: Harvard University Press, 2017, with the editor’s “Introduction” (ix-xxxii) and an “Editor’s Note” (xxxiii-xxxviii). 

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Author Note

African-American author (1812-85)

Full Text

1859 Delany, Martin R[obison] (1812-85). Blake: or the Huts of America. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1970. For a critical edition, see Blake or, The Huts of America. A Corrected Edition. Ed. Jerome McGann: Harvard University Press, 2017, with the editor’s “Introduction” (ix-xxxii) and an “Editor’s Note” (xxxiii-xxxviii). Originally published in part as “Blake: Or the Huts of America. A Tale of the Mississippi Valley, the Southern United States, and Cuba.” The Anglo-African Magazine 1.1 - 7 (January - July 1859): 20-29 [Chapters 28-30], 37-43 [Chapters 1-5], 69-79 [Chapters 6-9], 104-114 [Chapters 10-12], 129-39 [Chapters 13-16], 160-72 [Chapters 17-20], 192-203 [Chapters 21-23] and then with all but the last chapters, which are lost, in The Weekly Anglo-American (November 1861 - May 1862). PSt

Much of the book is on the situation in African, Cuba, and North America, there are insurrections, failed and successful, by slaves and the published part of the novel ends with the results of the successful insurrection and the outlines of a nation of blacks, which the author had argued for in his other works. Given the trajectory at the end of the novel, the lost chapters may have made the utopia more explicit. African-American author.