The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-century Black Women Writers

The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-century Black Women Writers

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When the first volumes of the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers first appeared in 1988, critics and scholars applauded the publishing venture as historic. Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, was credited with rescuing the voice of an entire segment of the black tradition. In all, forty volumes of compelling and rare works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, essays, and journalism by nineteenth-century African-American women were published, each containing an introduction written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the General Editor. Many of the volumes have since become unavailable-until now. Oxford is making available again all 40 volumes and, for the first time, is offering the complete clothbound set for a specially reduced price.show more

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  • Hardback
  • 305 x 457 x 304.8mm
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195157702
  • 9780195157703

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This magnificent project will dramatically change the landscape of Afro-American cultural history. Eric J. Sundquist, The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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