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The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers

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
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

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Additional Authors
  • Robbins, Hollis, 1963-
  • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Description
xl, 613 pages; 21 cm.
Series Statement
Penguin Classics
Uniform Title
Penguin classics.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Literary collections.
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.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl).
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.
Call Number
Sc D 17-1173
ISBN
  • 9780143105992
  • 014310599X
LCCN
2017004173
OCLC
951070652
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.
Publisher
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Penguin Classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl).
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.
Chronological Term
1800-1899
Added Author
Robbins, Hollis, 1963- editor.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., editor.
Research Call Number
Sc D 17-1173
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