Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

by Nazera Sadiq Wright

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252082047
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 678,871
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nazera Sadiq Wright is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood 1

1 Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press 23

2 Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls: Antebellum Black Girlhood 60

3 "Teach Your Daughters": Black Girlhood and Mrs. N. P. Mossell's Advice Column in the New York Freeman 93

4 Moving the Boundaries: Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E. W. Harper's Trial and Triumph 118

5 Black Girlhood in Early-Twentieth-Century Black Conduct Books 146

Epilogue: The Changing Same? Next-Generation Black Girlhood 179

Notes 187

Bibliography 219

Index 233

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