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Wheatley, Phillis: Poems on Various Subjects, R...
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Erscheinungsdatum: 24.11.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, Autor: Wheatley, Phillis, Verlag: hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Religion // Theologie, Sonstiges, Seiten: 136, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 202 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

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Erscheinungsdatum: 24.11.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, Autor: Wheatley, Phillis, Verlag: hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Religion // Theologie, Sonstiges, Seiten: 136, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 202 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

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Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native ...
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Margaretta Matilda Odell's 1834 Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley is the only substantive early source on Wheatley's life. Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784) is considered the first African American poet to write for a transatlantic audience, and her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) kindled debates about race. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000496/bk_yurt_000496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Phillis Wheatley: The Life and Legacy of the Sl...
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The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom. (Phillis Wheatley) Phillis Wheatley has always been a difficult figure for people to wrap their minds around, both during her life and centuries after it. Indeed, she fits no easy stereotypes that historians or contemporaries liked to use to classify their subjects. Her "career" has always escaped definition. In the 18th century, enslaved people were not supposed to have been educated, certainly not to the level that Wheatley was, nor were they supposed to have creative abilities beyond those taught to them by their masters. In a time and place where slaves were rarely taught to read, they were obviously not expected to write better poetry than the vast majority of their peers. But if Wheatley refused to be placed in a box and labeled during her life, that has been even more the case after her death. Given that she was a child who was transported from Africa and raised in slavery, her poetry contains none of the sorrow or angst that modern readers would anticipate seeing. In fact, in one of her most controversial works, "On being brought from Africa to America", she wrote: "Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. Some view our sable race with scornful eye, 'Their colour is a diabolic dye.' Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain, May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train." This can seem disconcerting, but it is also in keeping with other Christian literature through the ages in that it points to something terrible being used by God to bring about conversion and salvation. In that sense, it is not so much a defense of slavery, as some would interpret it, as it is a glorification of grace that could overcome tragedy. Her 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096426/bk_acx0_096426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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'Writing in White Ink' - Textual strategies of ...
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 5.5, University of Basel (Englisches Seminar), course: Seminar Afro American Writing, 120 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The first book ever published by an Afro-American, was written by a woman. Since the publication of Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, however, the literary discourse in African American literature has been dominated by male writers. Similar to white literature, Afro-American women had only a marginal position in the creation of their writing. At the beginning of the last century, Virginia Woolf wrote about the relationship between woman and fiction in A Room Of One's Own: 'Imaginatively she is of the highest importance; practically she is completely insignificant. She pervades poetry from cover to cover; she is all but absent from history '(66). This practical exclusion from the literary process, or as Abbandonato puts it, 'female silencing' (1107), has provoked the emergence of an Afro-American feminist literature. In the last century, writers such as Nella Larsen, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, just to name a few, started to write against the grain of dominant racial and gender discourses. In this paper, the breaking down of this gender bias through techniques of resistance will be explored in two novels by their fellow writers, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker.

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1...
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It is impossible to understand America without understanding the history of African Americans. In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period-from the arrival of the firstslave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass-and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans. The Encyclopedia covers an extraordinary range of subjects. Major topics such as 'Abolitionism,' 'Black Nationalism,' the 'Civil War,' the 'Dred Scott case,' 'Reconstruction,' 'Slave Rebellions and Insurrections,' the 'Underground Railroad,' and 'Voting Rights' are given the in-depth treatment onewould expect. But the encyclopedia also contains hundreds of fascinating entries on less obvious subjects, such as the 'African Grove Theatre,' 'Black Seafarers,' 'Buffalo Soldiers,' the 'Catholic Church and African Americans,' 'Cemeteries and Burials,' 'Gender,' 'Midwifery,' 'New York African FreeSchools,' 'Oratory and Verbal Arts,' 'Religion and Slavery,' the 'Secret Six,' and much more. In addition, the Encyclopedia offers brief biographies of important African Americans-as well as white Americans who have played a significant role in African American history-from Crispus Attucks, JohnBrown, and Henry Ward Beecher to Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Sarah Grimke, Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, Phillis Wheatley, and many others. All of the Encyclopedia's alphabetically arranged entries are accessibly written and free of jargon and technical terms. To facilitate ease of use, many compositeentries gather similar topics under one headword. The entry for Slave Narratives, for example, includes three subentries: The SlaveNarrative in America from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Interpreting Slave Narratives, and African and British Slave Narratives. A

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Complete Writings
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The extraordinary writings of Phillis Wheatley, a slave girl turned published poet In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley. Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the Bible, and Latin, Phillis published her first poem in 1767 at the age of 14, winning much public attention and considerable fame. When Boston publishers who doubted its authenticity rejected an initial collection of her poetry, Wheatley sailed to London in 1773 and found a publisher there for Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. This volume collects both Wheatley's letters and her poetry: hymns, elegies, translations, philosophical poems, tales, and epyllions--including a poignant plea to the Earl of Dartmouth urging freedom for America and comparing the country's condition to her own. With her contemplative elegies and her use of the poetic imagination to escape an unsatisfactory world, Wheatley anticipated the Romantic Movement of the following century. The appendices to this edition include poems of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets: Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Poems of Phillis Wheatley
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Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of seven and sold into slavery. At nineteen, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral, on which this volume is based. Wheatley's poetry created a sensation throughout the English-speaking world, and the young poet read her work in aristocratic drawing rooms on both sides of the Atlantic. The London Chronicle went so far as to declare her 'perhaps one of the greatest instances of pure, unassisted genius that the world ever produced.' Wheatley's elegies and odes offer fascinating glimpses into the origins of African-American literary traditions. Most of the poems express the effects of her religious and classical New England education, consisting of elegies for the departed and odes to Christian salvation. This edition of Wheatley's historic works includes letters and a biographical note written by one of the poet's descendants. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: 'On Being Brought from Africa to America.'

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'Writing in White Ink' - Textual strategies of ...
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 5.5, University of Basel (Englisches Seminar), course: Seminar Afro American Writing, 120 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The first book ever published by an Afro-American, was written by a woman. Since the publication of Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, however, the literary discourse in African American literature has been dominated by male writers. Similar to white literature, Afro-American women had only a marginal position in the creation of their writing. At the beginning of the last century, Virginia Woolf wrote about the relationship between woman and fiction in A Room Of One's Own: 'Imaginatively she is of the highest importance; practically she is completely insignificant. She pervades poetry from cover to cover; she is all but absent from history '(66). This practical exclusion from the literary process, or as Abbandonato puts it, 'female silencing' (1107), has provoked the emergence of an Afro-American feminist literature. In the last century, writers such as Nella Larsen, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, just to name a few, started to write against the grain of dominant racial and gender discourses. In this paper, the breaking down of this gender bias through techniques of resistance will be explored in two novels by their fellow writers, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker.

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