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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers | Hollis Robbins, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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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 black women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women's suffrage, temperance and civil rights, but the thematic centre is black women's intellect and personal ambition. 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 a world-famous singing group. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of black women writers be read, remembered and addressed.
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Just a few of the books on our list of nonfiction about obscure historical women! 🌸 See them all here: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry04-nonfic...

Samplergal I have read all but one. I need to get on it! All so good! 4y
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Carolyn-HHI
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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying why it has to say.” - Italo Calvino (Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

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When we think of classic 19th-century #womenwriters, we think of Austen, the Brontes, or Edith Wharton; we think of white women. But African American women wrote during this time, too. From more famous writers like Sojourner Truth to the lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, these women wrote speeches, poetry, novels, memoirs, and so much more.

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charl08
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Feeling pretty pleased with my TBR shelf...(well, pile)

batsy I love that cover for Meatless Days 💜 5y
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unabridgedchick
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Just arrived. I love reads like this for dipping into, and I expect I'll spend the rest of this year reading it. (I'm pokey w nonfiction!)

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