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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Spiritual Interrogations
Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women's Writing
Book - 1999
In-library use only in some locations
Phillis Wheatley
Biography of A Genius in Bondage
Unknown - 2011
Loose Ends
Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text
Book - 1996
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Bid the Vassal Soar
Interpretive Essays on the Life and Poetry of Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784) and George Moses Horton (ca. 1797-1883)
Book - 1974
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My Soul Has Grown Deep
Classics of Early African-American Literature
Book - 2001
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