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Written by herself literary production by African American women, 1746-1892 /

Main Author: Foster, Frances Smith.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1993]
Physical Description: x, 206 pages ; 25 cm.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Table of Contents:
  • Testing and testifying : the word, the other, and African American women writers
  • "Sometimes by simile, a victory's won"
  • Equal men but true women : ther post-revolution literature
  • "Great liberty in the gospel" : Jarena Lee's religious experiences, life, and journal
  • Gendered writing for promiscuous audiences : African American women's literature in the antebellum period
  • Writing across the color line : Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the life.
  • of a slave girl
  • Romance and scandal in a postbellum slave narrative : Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the scenes
  • Doers of the word : the reconstruction poetry of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Confrontation and community in Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert's The house of bondage
  • "A woman question and a race problem" : The Black woman's era.