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Description - Minnie's Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping, Trial and Triumph by Frances Harper

Winner of the College Language Association Book Award

Frances Smith Foster has rediscovered three novels by Frances E. W. Harper, the best-known African-American writer of the nineteenth century and author of the classic Iola Leroy. Originally serialized in issues of The Christian Recorder between 1868 and 1888, these works address issues of passing, social responsibility, courtship, sexuality, and temperance, and are the first to have been written specifically for an African-American audience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807062333
ISBN-10: 0807062332
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frances Harper

Frances Smith Foster, professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego, and well-known scholar of nineteenth-century African-American literature, is author of Witnessing Slavery: The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives.

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