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Phillis Wheatley - Early African-American Poet

Spiritual Interrogations
Spiritual Interrogations Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women's Writing By Bassard, Katherine Clay (Book - 1999 ) PS153.N5 B33 1999 In-library use only in some locations
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley Biography of A Genius in Bondage By Carretta, Vincent (Book - 2011 ) PS866.W5 Z5827 2011 and more… Available in some locations
Loose Ends
Loose Ends Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text By Reising, Russell (Book - 1996 ) PS169.S57 R45 1996 In-library use only in some locations
Bid the Vassal Soar
Bid the Vassal Soar Interpretive Essays on the Life and Poetry of Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784) and George Moses Horton (ca. 1797-1883) By Richmond, M. A. (Book - 1974 ) PS866.W5 Z68 In-library use only in some locations
My Soul Has Grown Deep
My Soul Has Grown Deep Classics of Early African-American Literature (Book - 2001 ) E185.96 .M98 2001x and more… Available in some locations


Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish a book. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

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