Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 - before 1806) was a Black poet who became the first African-American published writer in America when a poem appeared in print in 1760. He was a slave his entire life, and the date of his death is unknown. He was living in 1790 at the age of 79, and died by 1806. Hammon was a devout Christian, and is considered one of the founders of African American literature. Hammon was born a slave and was owned by four generations of the Lloyd family of Queens on Long Island, New York. His parents were both slaves. His father, called Opium, and unlike most slaves could read and write.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135885227
  • 9786135885224