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Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondage / Vincent Carretta.

Carretta, Vincent. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780820333380 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0820333387 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Description: xiv, 279 p., [22] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c2011.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PS 866 .W5 Z5827 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Biography B/W557c (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/WHEATLEY (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO WHEATLEY, PHILLIS 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks PS866.W5 Z5827 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW PS 866 .W5 Z5827 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/WHEATLEY, P./C (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Biography Lower Level B Wheatley (Text to Phone) In transit -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-259) and index.
Contents Note: "On being brought from Africa to America" -- "Thoughts on the works of Providence" -- "I prefer the verse" -- "A wonder of the age indeed!" -- "A farewell to America" -- "Now upon my own footing" -- "An elegy on leaving".
Summary: Reveals the fascinating life of Phillis Wheatley, the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book, and only the second woman to do so in America, and also to do so while she was a slave and a teenager.

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