The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley John Shields John C. Shields January 07, 2019

The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley John Shields John C. Shields The past two decades have seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in black women writers, as authors such as Alice Walker and Toni Morrison have come to dominate the larger Afro American literary landscape Yet the works of the writers who founded and nurtured the black women s literary tradition nineteenth century Afro American women have remained buried in research librThe past two decades have seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in black women writers, as authors such as Alice Walker and Toni Morrison have come to dominate the larger Afro American literary landscape Yet the works of the writers who founded and nurtured the black women s literary tradition nineteenth century Afro American women have remained buried in research libraries or in expensive hard to find reprints, often inaccessible to twentieth century readers Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, rescued the voice of an entire segment of the black tradition by offering thirty volumes of these compelling and rare works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, essays, and journalism Responding to the wide recognition this series has received, Oxford now presents four of these volumes in paperback Each book contains an introduction written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview by Henry Louis Gates, Jr the General Editor Individually, each of these four works now in paperback including The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke, Elizabeth Keckley s Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, Six Women s Slave Narratives, and The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley stands as a unique literary contribution in its own right Collectively providing a rich sampling of the range of works written by black women over the course of than a century, they pay tribute now long overdue to an extraordinary and influential group of Afro American women These new editions will enable teachers, students, and general readers of American literature, history, Afro American culture, and women s studies to hear at last, and learn from, the lost voice of the nineteenth century black woman writer.

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