The Trials of Phillis Wheatley

The Trials of Phillis Wheatley

America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers

Book - 2003
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Gates (African-American studies, humanities, Harvard U.) discusses the achievements of Wheatley (1753-84), America's first black poet; Jefferson's harsh critique of her ability in the context of slavery; and her less than stellar reputation among African- Americans. Based on a 2002 Library of Congress lecture.
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780465027293
0465027296
Branch Call Number: 811.1 G259
811.1 G259
Characteristics: xi, 129 p. ; 20 cm

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