Our Nig

Our Nig : or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

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"Our Nig" is the tale of a mixed-race girl, Frado, abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father. Frado becomes the servant of the Bellmonts, a lower-middle-class white family in the free North, while slavery is still legal in the South, and suffers numerous abuses in their household. Frado's story is a tragic one; having left the Bellmonts, she eventually marries a black fugitive slave, who later abandons her.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 124.5 x 190.5 x 15.2mm | 158.76g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142437778
  • 9780142437773

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About Harriet L. Wilson

Harriet Wilson (1825-1900) was born in New Hampshire, where she worked from a young age as a servant to an abusive family. Gabrielle Foreman is associate professor of English and American studies at Occidental College and has received many awards and grants. Reginald Pitts is a historical researcher and genealogist with more than twenty years' experience.
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