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The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
General Editor: HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
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 volumes of compelling and rare works of fiction, po
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 29th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 14th 1988)
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Feb 03, 2015 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent collection of texts. The introductory notes from the editors are essential: thoughtful and helpful for putting each of these women's stories in context. The testimonials themselves are fascinating. Brutal and also full of hope. You are literally reading 150 year old reports from women who were slaves and managed to attain freedom before it was the law. Oftentimes, these women address you, the reader, with the expectation that you are in the future and they challenge you to ...more
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