Harriet Wilson's Our Nig: A Cultural Biography of a "Two-Story" African American Novel

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Addressed to all readers of Our Nig, from professional scholars of African American writing through to a more general readership, this book explores both Our Nig's key cultural contexts and its historical and literary significance as a narrative. Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig (1859) is a startling tale of the mistreatment of a young African American mulatto woman, Frado, living in New England at a time when slavery, though abolished in the North, still existed in the South. Frado, a Northern `free black', yet treated as badly ...

Harriet Wilson's Our Nig: A Cultural Biography of a "Two-Story" African American Novel 2003, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042011571

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