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The Odyssey Of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet's Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence

Author: David Waldstreicher.

The Odyssey Of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet's Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence

Author: David Waldstreicher.

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Item #: D40763
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9780809098248
Seized in West Africa and forced into slavery as a child, Phillis Wheatley (1753-84) was sold to a merchant family in Boston, where she became a noted poet at a young age. Admired by George Washington and published in London, Wheatley was for a few years the most famous Black person in the world. In this New York Times Notable Book, David Waldstreicher offer... More
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Seized in West Africa and forced into slavery as a child, Phillis Wheatley (1753-84) was sold to a merchant family in Boston, where she became a noted poet at a young age. Admired by George Washington and published in London, Wheatley was for a few years the most famous Black person in the world. In this New York Times Notable Book, David Waldstreicher offers a fresh account of Wheatley's life and works, correcting myths, and deepening our understanding of her verse and the revolutionary era.


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