The Work of the Afro-American Woman

The Work of the Afro-American Woman

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Part intellectual history, part advice book, and part polemic, this collection of original essays and poetry is a defence and celebration of the achievements - moral, material, intellectual, and artistic - of black women in Victorian America. Writing as a Christian, a mother, and a wife, Mrs Mosell held exemplary models of black womanhood before the public eye. A source of instruction and inspiration in its own time, it remains today a valuable document of black American cultural and intellectual history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 124.2 x 174 x 20.6mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019505265X
  • 9780195052657

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These essays offer a wide-ranging intellectual history of the 'budding womanhood of the race * The Village Voice *show more

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The birth of the Afro-American literary tradition occurred in 1773, when Phillis Wheatly published a book of poetry. Despite the fact that her book garnered for her a remarkable amount of attention, Wheatly's journey to the printer had been a most arduous one.show more