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The Resource 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

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

Label
The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers
Title
The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.8/0928708996073
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.N3
LC item number
P596 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin Classics
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn951070652
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xl, 613 pages
Isbn
9780143105992
Lccn
2017004173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951070652
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiv-xl)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn951070652
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xl, 613 pages
Isbn
9780143105992
Lccn
2017004173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951070652

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