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The Resource Black girlhood in the nineteenth century, Nazera Sadiq Wright

Black girlhood in the nineteenth century, Nazera Sadiq Wright

Label
Black girlhood in the nineteenth century
Title
Black girlhood in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Nazera Sadiq Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon. As Wright shows, the figure of the black girl in African American literature provided a powerful avenue for exploring issues like domesticity, femininity, and proper conduct. The characters' actions, however fictional, became a rubric for African American citizenship and racial progress. At the same time, their seeming dependence and insignificance allegorized the unjust treatment of African Americans. Wright reveals fascinating girls who, possessed of a premature knowing and wisdom beyond their years, projected a courage and resiliency that made them exemplary representations of the project of racial advance and citizenship"--Publisher description
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1974-
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Wright, Nazera Sadiq
Dewey number
305.896/07309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African American girls
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Political culture
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Girls in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
Label
Black girlhood in the nineteenth century, Nazera Sadiq Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood -- Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press -- Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls : Antebellum Black Girlhood -- "Teach your Daughters" : Black Girlhood and Mrs. N.F. Mossell's Advice Column in the New York Freeman -- Moving the Boundaries : Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E.W. Harper's Trial and Triumph -- Black Girlhood in Early-Twentieth-Century Black Conduct Books -- Epilogue: The Changing Same? : Next-Generation Black Girlhood
Control code
ocn958498007
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099014
Lccn
2016042641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958498007
Label
Black girlhood in the nineteenth century, Nazera Sadiq Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood -- Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press -- Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls : Antebellum Black Girlhood -- "Teach your Daughters" : Black Girlhood and Mrs. N.F. Mossell's Advice Column in the New York Freeman -- Moving the Boundaries : Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E.W. Harper's Trial and Triumph -- Black Girlhood in Early-Twentieth-Century Black Conduct Books -- Epilogue: The Changing Same? : Next-Generation Black Girlhood
Control code
ocn958498007
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099014
Lccn
2016042641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958498007

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