Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom: History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the American Revolution

Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom: History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the American Revolution

by G.J. Barker-Benfield

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479879250
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,216,861
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

G.J. Barker-Benfield is Professor Emeritus at the University of Albany, SUNY and author of several books, including Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility and The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction i

1 Britain Sends an African Missionary to Africa 5

2 Prospects of an American Mission to Anomabu 23

3 From Africa to America 48

4 Wheatley Gains Huntingdon's Patronage 65

5 The Publication of Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral 86

6 Married in Africa or Free in America 126

7 Freedom and Death 154

Acknowledgments 181

Notes 183

Index 215

About the Author 221

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