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Spiritual interrogations : culture, gender, and community in early African American women's writing

Author: Katherine Clay Bassard
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed account of the pre-Emancipation writings of African-American women from the period of 1760 to 1863, in light of a developing African-American religious culture and emerging free black  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley; Wheatley, Phillis <1753-1784> - Religion.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Clay Bassard
ISBN: 0691016399 9780691016399 069101647X 9780691016474
OCLC Number: 39108695
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Daughters' arrival: histories, theories, vernaculars --
ch. 2. Diaspora subjectivity and transatlantic crossings: Phillis Wheatley's poetics of recovery --
ch. 3. "The too advent'rous strain": slavery, conversion, and poetic empowerment in Phillis Wheatley's elegies --
ch. 4. "Social piety" in Ann Plato's Essays --
ch. 5. "I took a text": itinerancy, community, and intertextuality in Jarena Lee's spiritual narratives --
ch. 6. Rituals of desire: spirit, culture, and sexuality in the writigns of Rebecca Cox Jackson --
ch. 7. Performing community: culture, community, and African American subjectivity before Emancipation.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: Katherine Clay Bassard.
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""Spiritual Interrogations" marks a change in the very direction of the multiple academic disciplines that intersect at black (women's) studies."--Joycelyn Moody, Hamilton College, "Signs"

 
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