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The trials of Phillis Wheatley : America's first Black poet and her encounters with the founding fathers

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gates (African-American studies, humanities, Harvard U.) discusses the achievements of Wheatley (1753-84), America's first black poet; Jefferson's harsh critique of her ability in the context of slavery; and her less than stellar reputation among African- Americans. Based on a 2002 Library of Congress lecture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gates, Henry Louis.
Trials of Phillis Wheatley.
New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2003
(OCoLC)606955771
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Thomas Jefferson; Phillis Wheatley; Phillis Wheatley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0465027296 9780465027293 9780465018505 0465018505
OCLC Number: 51647574
Description: xi, 129 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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The slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom when, in 1773, she became the first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in the English language. This title examines how  Read more...

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