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Iola Leroy by Hazel V. Carby
Book Description"Iola Leroy" was originally published in 1892, during a time of black disenfranchisement, lynching, and Jim Crow laws. It is the story of a "refined mulatto" raised to believe she's white until she and her mother are sold into slavery. Iola becomes an outspoken advocate for her people and a critic of race-mixing. Her story offers an important portrait of black life during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807065198
(203mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hazel V. Carby
Now Dig This!, Hardback (August 2011)
The pioneering work of a group of black artists is documented in this companion volume to a groundbreaking exhibition.
Race Men, Paperback (October 2000)
A critique of definitions of black masculinity at work in American culture, this text shows how defining images play out socially, culturally, and politically for black and white society - and how they exclude women altogether.
Reconstructing Womanhood, Paperback (July 1989)» View all books by Hazel V. Carby
Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists.
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Author Biography - Hazel V. Carby
Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911), a popular lecturer, poet, and author, was a leader in the suffrage and temperance movements and a founding member of the National Association of Colored Women.
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