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Title The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers / edited with an introduction by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

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Description xl, 613 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin Classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl).
Note "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Summary "A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. 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. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of African American women writers be read, remembered, and addressed."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Personal accounts of abolition and freedom -- Fugitives and emigrants: moving west and north -- Northern women and the post-war South -- Memoirs: looking back -- Poetry, drama, and fiction -- Women addressing women: addresses and essays -- Education and social reform -- Women memorializing women.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- 19th century.
American literature -- Women authors -- 19th century.
African American women -- Literary collections.
FICTION / African American / General.
FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
American literature -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807114
American literature -- Women authors. (OCoLC)fst00807271
Genre/Form Literary collections. (OCoLC)fst01423811
Added Author Robbins, Hollis, 1963- editor.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., editor.
ISBN 9780143105992 (paperback)
014310599X (paperback)

 
    
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