Written by herself : literary production by African American women, 1746-1892 /

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Main Author: Foster, Frances Smith
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1993.
Series:Blacks in the diaspora.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Testing and Testifying: The Word, the Other, and African American Women Writers
  • 2. """"Sometimes by Simile, a Victory's Won"""": Lucy Terry Prince and Phillis Wheatley
  • 3. Equal Men but True Women: The Post-Revolution Literature
  • 4. """"Great Liberty in the Gospel"""": Jarena Lee's Religious Experiences, Life, and Journal
  • 5. Gendered Writing for Promiscuous Audiences: African American Women's Literature in the Antebellum Period
  • 6. Writing Across the Color Line: Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • 7. Romance and Scandal in a Postbellum Slave Narrative: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes
  • 8. Doers of the Word: The Reconstruction Poetry of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • 9. Confrontation and Community in Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert's the House of Bondage
  • 10. """"A Woman Question and a Race Problem"""": The Black Woman's Era
  • Notes
  • Index

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