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The Unsung Past [microform] : Afro-American Women Writers of 19th Century / Renate Simson
Bib ID 5378334
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Simson, Renate
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
21 p. 
Summary

Pointing to the widespread neglect afforded to the works of nineteenth century Afro-American women authors, this paper discusses, and presents excerpts from, the works of many of these authors to show the types of concerns they wrote about. Among the works discussed are the following: the slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Keckley; accounts written by Eleanor Eldridge and Charlotte Forten that relate the problems of black people living in the North; the autobiographies of Ida Wells Barnett and Susie King Taylor, which point to the position of blacks in the late nineteenth century; works of poetry by a number of poets, including Ann Plato, Frances Harper, and Cordelia Ray; the novel "Iola Leroy," by Frances Harper, the first novel by a black author that dealt with the Reconstruction Era; short fiction by Victoria Earle and Alice Dunbar-Nelson; and the novel "Contending Forces," by Pauline Hopkins, who is described as the most prolific nineteenth century Afro-American woman writer. The paper concludes by noting the importance of including the works of Afro-American woman writers in presentations of Afro-American literature of the nineteenth century. (GT)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1980).

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Authors.  |  Autobiographies.  |  Black History.  |  Black Literature.  |  Females.  |  Fiction.  |  Nineteenth Century Literature.  |  Poetry.  |  Racial Discrimination.  |  Racial Relations.  |  Reconstruction Era.  |  Slavery.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reference Materials, Bibliographies.  |  Historical Materials.
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