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The Resource The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
Title
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
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edited with an introduction by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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eng
Summary
A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War. Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of African American women writers be read, remembered, and addressed. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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"The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War."--Provided by the publisher
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10573006
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Various
Dewey number
810.80928708996073
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • 1963-
  • 1950-
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  • Robbins, Hollis
  • Gates, Henry Louis
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True
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Fiction / African American
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adult
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
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ODILO:034300003755
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780143130673
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optical disk
Label
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003755
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780143130673
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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