"Boggis' account is immediately engaging. She writes about how meaningful it was to find out that black people like herself and her sons lived in early Milford."
"Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, and Region, brings the Harriet Wilson story up to date. Events that were only surmised when the first modern volume of "Our Nig" appeared in 1983 have been confirmed, and we see Harriet Wilson as a real person of almost incredible courage and ability, determined to succeed in an age when all the cards seemed stacked against her."
—Milford (NH) Cabinet
"[M]ost compelling is Boggis's reflective concluding essay, "Not Somewhere Else, but Here." Boggis (founder and director of the Harriet Wilson Project) rightly reminds the reader that the injustices done to African Americans were not confined to the South; they went largely unchecked in the North as well . . . Recommended." —Choice
"The present collection . . . furthers the importance of Wilson's novel in the African American canon. The essays look at the work in the context of place, genre, and gender . . . Recommended." —Choice