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Poems of Phillis Wheatley
     

Poems of Phillis Wheatley

by Phillis Wheatley
 

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Phillis Wheatley was America's first published Black poet. Her poems were published before the Revolutionary War and were recognized throughout the English speaking world. She was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. In addition to the poems of Phillis Wheatley, this volume contains a short and poignant memoir of her life.

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Phillis Wheatley was America's first published Black poet. Her poems were published before the Revolutionary War and were recognized throughout the English speaking world. She was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. In addition to the poems of Phillis Wheatley, this volume contains a short and poignant memoir of her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557092335
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
1,352,934
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.42(d)

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The Poems of Phillis Wheatley offers a meticulous and elegant presentation of the works of a woman who was at once the first significant black poet in America and one of the most challenging and accomplished colonial writers. This excellent edition sets a high standard of scholarship.—Eric J. Sundquist, Northwestern University

For guidance to both primary and secondary material . . . this is the mandatory place to begin.—American Literature

Meet the Author

Julian D. Mason Jr. is emeritus professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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