The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers /

"Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition... Full description

Other Authors: Robbins, Hollis, 1963-, Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
Series: Penguin classics.
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Summary: "Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women's suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers."-- from publisher.
Physical Description: xl, 613 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl).
ISBN: 9780143105992
014310599X