Poems by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant

Poems by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant

by Phillis Wheatley
     
 
Phillis Wheatley
(May 8, 1753 � December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they

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Phillis Wheatley
(May 8, 1753 � December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.
The publication of Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) brought her fame, both in England, and the Thirteen Colonies; figures such as George Washington praised her work.
-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014984324
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
07/21/2012
Series:
Phillis Wheatley Poetry , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
97 KB

Meet the Author

Phillis Wheatley
(May 8, 1753 � December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.
The publication of Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) brought her fame, both in England, and the Thirteen Colonies; figures such as George Washington praised her work.
-Wikipedia.com

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