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Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondage

Author: Vincent Carretta
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the fascinating life of Phillis Wheatley, the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book, and only the second woman to do so in America, and also to do so while she was a slave and a teenager.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Carretta
ISBN: 9780820333380 0820333387
OCLC Number: 719714733
Description: xiv, 279 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "On being brought from Africa to America" --
"Thoughts on the works of Providence" --
"I prefer the verse" --
"A wonder of the age indeed!" --
"A farewell to America" --
"Now upon my own footing" --
"An elegy on leaving."
Responsibility: Vincent Carretta.

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With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman - of  Read more...

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Such scholars as Vincent Carretta, in Phillis Wheatley, find her poetry more nuanced than her modern black critics have allowed. . . . Phillis Wheatley is a reminder that African-American literature Read more...

 
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