Freedom Narratives of African American Women

A Study of 19th Century Writings

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“In this compelling book, Lewis explores freedom narratives written by African American women from 1861 to the 1890s…. Crucially contributing to feminist recovery work and scholarship in African American studies, Freedom Narratives of African American Women is required reading for those interested in 19th-century America…. essential”—Choice

Examines the collective free identity of black women and their relationships to the community focusing on education, individual progress, marriage and family, labor, intellectual commitments and community rebuilding projects.

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