Cover image for We wear the mask : African Americans write American literature, 1760-1870
Title:
We wear the mask : African Americans write American literature, 1760-1870
Author:
Zafar, Rafia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xi, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: of masks, mimicry, and invisibility - Sable patriots and modern Egyptians: Phillis Wheatley, Joel Barlow, and Ann Eliza Bleecker -- Capturing the captivity: African Americans among the Puritans -- Enslaving the saved: the narratives of Henry Bibb and William Wells Brown -- "It is natural to believe in great men." -- The blackwoman in the attic -- Dressing up and dressing down: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the scenes at the White House and Eliza Potter's A hairdresser's experience in high life -- Conclusion: the beginning of African American literature.
ISBN:
9780231080941

9780231080958
Format :
Book