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The Trials of Phillis Wheatley
America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers
In The Trials of Phillis Wheatley, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the pivotal roles that Wheatley and Jefferson played in shaping the black literary tradition. Writing with all the lyricism and critical skill that place him at the forefront of American letters, Gates brings to life the characters, debates, and controversy that surrounded Wheatley in her day and ours.
144 pages; ISBN 9780786728992
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