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Carretta, Vincent
Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondage / Vincent Carretta
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  PS866.W5 Z5827 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784
Subject(s) African American women poets -- Biography
Poets, American -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography
Slaves -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xiv, 279 p., [22] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note "A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication"--t.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-259) and index
Contents "On being brought from Africa to America" -- "Thoughts on the works of Providence" -- "I prefer the verse" -- "A wonder of the age indeed!" -- "A farewell to America" -- "Now upon my own footing" -- "An elegy on leaving"
Summary Reveals the fascinating life of Phillis Wheatley, the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book, and only the second woman to do so in America, and also to do so while she was a slave and a teenager

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