Activist Sentiments

Activist Sentiments : Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252034740
  • 9780252034749

About P. Gabrielle Foreman

P. Gabrielle Foreman is a professor of English and American studies at Occidental College. She is the author of multiple articles and the coeditor of Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black.show more

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"A wonderful piece of scholarship."--Southern Historian "A bold work of literary activism."--Legacy "Recommended."--Choice"A breathtaking and brilliant book."--Signsshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; A Note on Language; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Politics of Sex and Representation in Harriet; Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe, Abuser, Victim, Ally, Foe?; Confession and Commodities;show more

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