Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

By: Harriet E. Wilson

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Book Details: 144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications


Major early work of African-American literature
This seminal autobiographical novel is believed to have been the first published novel by an African-American woman. In her depictions of a young girl named Frado, and her destitute wanderings through New England, Wilson gives us our clearest, most accurate account of race relations and perceptions of race in the Antebellum North.
Republication on the Boston, 1859 edition.

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"I sat up most of the night reading and pondering the enormous significance of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig." --Alice Walker
144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications


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"I sat up most of the night reading and pondering the enormous significance of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig." -- Author Alice Walker
This seminal autobiographical novel, originally published in 1859, is believed to have been the first by an African-American woman. Harriet Wilson's compelling story describes the life of a mulatto girl who, after the death of her mother, is exploited first by a terrifying Northern family for whom she worked and then by an opportunistic husband.
A classic of African-American literature, Our Nig has made an enduring contribution to understanding the lives of free blacks in the nineteenth century. A fascinating combination of slave narrative and sentimental novel, the story traces the hardships and suffering of Frado, who grows up as an indentured servant to a white family in Massachusetts and spends much of her destitute life wandering through New England.
A clear and accurate account of race relations and perceptions of race in the antebellum North, Our Nig is essential reading for students of African-American history and culture.

Title: Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

Author: Harriet E. Wilson

Categories: African American,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486445615

ISBN Number 13: 9780486445618

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 445615