Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century by Nazera Sadiq Wright

Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

byNazera Sadiq Wright

Kobo ebook | September 8, 2016

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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.
Title:Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth CenturyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025209901X

ISBN - 13:9780252099014

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