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Our Nig or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black in a Two-Story White House, North.
     

Our Nig or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black in a Two-Story White House, North.

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by Harriet E. Wilson
 

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For the 150th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of the pioneering African-American classic, reflecting groundbreaking discoveries about its author's life

First published in 1859, Our Nig is an autobiographical narrative that stands as one of the most important accounts of the life of a black woman in the antebellum North. In the

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For the 150th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of the pioneering African-American classic, reflecting groundbreaking discoveries about its author's life

First published in 1859, Our Nig is an autobiographical narrative that stands as one of the most important accounts of the life of a black woman in the antebellum North. In the story of Frado, a spirited black girl who is abused and overworked as the indentured servant to a New England family, Harriet E. Wilson tells a heartbreaking story about the resilience of the human spirit. This edition incorporates new research showing that Wilson was not only a pioneering African-American literary figure but also an entrepreneur in the black women's hair care market fifty years before Madame C. J. Walker's hair care empire made her the country's first woman millionaire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455416721
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
573,703
File size:
223 KB

Meet the Author

Harriet E . Wilson worked from a young age as an indentured servant in the home of a New Hampshire family. After publishing Our Nig, she gained fame in New England as an early businesswoman and then as a Spiritualist lecturer.

P. Gabrielle Foreman is a professor of English and American studies at Occidental College.

Reginald H. Pitts is a genealogical consultant and historical researcher.

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