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Freedom narratives of African American women : a study of 19th century writings / Janaka Bowman Lewis.

By: Lewis, Janaka Bowman, 1981-Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]Description: v, 176 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476667782 (softcover : alk. paper)Subject(s): American literature -- African American women authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Slave narratives -- United States -- History and criticism | African American women in literature | Liberty in literatureDDC classification: 810.9/928708996073 LOC classification: PS153.N5 | L457 2017
Contents:
Introduction: black women and the materiality of freedom -- Women writing black: literary glimpses into African American history -- Moving free: black women's bodies and freedom -- Elizabeth Keckley and freedom's labor -- "Fiction"ing freedom: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's novelistic tradition -- Reflections on freedom, or freedom retold -- Epilogue: freedom's promise: coming of age narratives in African America.
Summary: "Stories of liberation from enslavement or oppression have become central to African American women's literature. An examination of the collective free identity of black women and their relationships to the community focuses on education, individual progress, marriage and family, labor, intellectual commitments and community rebuilding projects"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Stories of liberation from enslavement or oppression have become central to African American women's literature. An examination of the collective free identity of black women and their relationships to the community focuses on education, individual progress, marriage and family, labor, intellectual commitments and community rebuilding projects"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-172) and index.

Introduction: black women and the materiality of freedom -- Women writing black: literary glimpses into African American history -- Moving free: black women's bodies and freedom -- Elizabeth Keckley and freedom's labor -- "Fiction"ing freedom: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's novelistic tradition -- Reflections on freedom, or freedom retold -- Epilogue: freedom's promise: coming of age narratives in African America.

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