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Trials and Adversity > Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story House, North, Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There - Harriet E. Wilson

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story House, North, Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There, Harriet E. Wilson, 1859, United States, NOVEL

"Ignored by critics upon its publication, and "lost" for more than one hundred years, Our Nig was rediscovered and reprinted in 1983 and is currently considered to be the first novel by an African-American published in the United States. This fascinating book combines elements of nineteenth-century slave narratives and domestic novels; it defined the social conventions of its time by portraying interracial marriage, child abandonment, cruel Northerners, and an African-American heroine who is full of energy, intelligence, and imagination, bowed only by prolonged and arduous toil..."

(E.B., p. 301)

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