Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer

Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches

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... enthusiastic, well-written... read it if you want to be inspired by a truly heroic woman." -New Directions for Women... the fullest account to date of Stewart's life and an excellent basis for understanding Stewart's work." -HistoryThis is informative and inspiring source material for today's scholars, lay readers, and `professionals'... " -Journal of American HistoryIn gathering and introducing Stewart's works, Richardson provides an opportunity for readers to study the thoughts and words of this influential early black female activist, a forerunner to Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth and the first black American to lecture in defense of women's rights, placing her in the context of the swirling abolitionist movement.show more

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  • Book | 160 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 2.54mm | 158.76g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 3 b&w photos
  • 0253204461
  • 9780253204462
  • 2,003,071

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" ... enthusiastic, well-written ... read it if you want to be inspired by a truly heroic woman." - New Directions for Women " ... the fullest account to date of Stewart's life and an excellent basis for understanding Stewart's work." - History "This is informative and inspiring source material for today's scholars, lay readers, and 'professionals' ... " - Journal of American Historyshow more

Table of contents

IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPrefaceTextual NotePART I. The Boston Years:Essays and Speeches, 1831-33IntroductionReligion and the Pure Principles Of Morality (1831)Cause For Encouragement (1832)Lecture Delivered At The Franklin Hall (1832)An Address Delivered Before The Afric-AmericanFemale Intelligence Society of America (1832)An Address Delivered At The African Masonic Hall(1833)Mrs. Stewart's Farewell Address To Her Friends InThe City Of Boston (1833)"The Negro's Complaint"PART II. Later LifeIntroductionPreface to the 1879 Edition of Meditations From ThePen Of Mrs. Maria W. StewartLetters and CommendationsSufferings During The WarAppendixesNotesIndexshow more

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