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Description - Iola Leroy by Hazel V. Carby

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 Details

ISBN: 9780807065198
ISBN-10: 0807065196
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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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