Nine Black Women: An Anthology of Nineteenth-century Writers from the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Caribbean

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Moira Ferguson
Psychology Press, 1998 - Literary Collections - 278 pages
Nine Black Women brings together for the first time work by some of the earliest black women writers from the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, and the United States. The writings here represent a variety of genres, regions, professions, and political perspectives and provide a glimpse into the lives of women, slave and free, who coped with extreme racism and sexism.
With an introduction that contains copious biographical details about each writer and a brief chronology preceding each text, Nine Black Women is a unique collection of original works.
 

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Nine Black Women features the writing of Elizabeth Hart Thwaites, Anne Hart Gilbert, Mary Price, Mary Seacole, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Harriet E. Adams Wilson, Jarena Lee, Nancy Gardner Prince and Mary ... Read full review

Contents

Elizabeth Hart Thwaites 17711833
5
Hymns
13
Excerpts from Correspondence with a Cousin Miss Lynch
22
Biographical Narrative
27
Mary Prince ca 1788after 1833
47
Harriet Ann Jacobs 18131897
97
Harriet E Adams Wilson
119
Jarena Lee 1783after 1849
145
Nancy Gardner Prince 1799?
171
Personal Letter
208
Editorials from the Provincial Freeman
214
Sermon
228
NOTES
235
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
249
INDEX
265
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Moira Ferguson is the James E. Ryan Chair in English and Women's Literature at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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