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Black girlhood in the nineteenth century

Author: Nazera Sadiq Wright
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scope and content: "Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon. As Wright shows, the figure of the black girl in African American literature provided a powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Schwarze
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nazera Sadiq Wright
ISBN: 9780252040573 0252040570 9780252082047 0252082044
OCLC Number: 1200523410
Notes: 99975510307
Awards: Winner of
Honor Book Award from the Children's Literature Association, 2018
2018
Description: xii, 240 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood --
Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press --
Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls : Antebellum Black Girlhood --
"Teach your Daughters" : Black Girlhood and Mrs. N.F. Mossell's Advice Column in the New York Freeman --
Moving the Boundaries : Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E.W. Harper's Trial and Triumph --
Black Girlhood in Early-Twentieth-Century Black Conduct Books --
Epilogue: The Changing Same? : Next-Generation Black Girlhood
Other Titles: Black girlhood in the nineteenth century
Responsibility: Nazera Sadiq Wright

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Scope and content: "Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon. As Wright shows, the figure of the black girl in African American literature provided a powerful avenue for exploring issues like domesticity, femininity, and proper conduct. The characters' actions, however fictional, became a rubric for African American citizenship and racial progress. At the same time, their seeming dependence and insignificance allegorized the unjust treatment of African Americans. Wright reveals fascinating girls who, possessed of a premature knowing and wisdom beyond their years, projected a courage and resiliency that made them exemplary representations of the project of racial advance and citizenship"--Publisher description

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