Classic African American Women's Narratives by William L. AndrewsClassic African American Women's Narratives by William L. Andrews

Classic African American Women's Narratives

EditorWilliam L. Andrews

Paperback | December 15, 2002

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Classic African American Women's Narratives offers teachers, students, and general readers a one-volume collection of the most memorable and important prose written by African American women before 1865. The book reproduces the canon of African American women's fiction and autobiography duringthe slavery era in U.S. history. Each text in the volume represents a "first." Maria Stewart's Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality (1831) was the first political tract authored by an African American woman. Jarena Lee's Life and Religious Experience (1836) was the first African Americanwoman's spiritual autobiography. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) was the first slave narrative to focus on the experience of a female slave in the United States. Frances E. W. Harper's "The Two Offers" (1859) was the first short story published by an African American woman. Harriet E.Wilson's Our Nig (1859) was the first novel written by an African American woman. Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) was the first autobiography authored by an African American woman. Charlotte Forten's "Life on the Sea Islands" (1864) was the first contribution by anAfrican American woman to a major American literary magazine (the Atlantic Monthly). Complemented with an introduction by William L. Andrews, this is the only one-volume collection to gather the most important works of the first great era of African American women's writing.
William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title:Classic African American Women's NarrativesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195141350

ISBN - 13:9780195141351

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"This addition to the growing pantheon of literary studies will be an excellent resource for students across many disciplines."--Virginia Quarterly Review