By Hazel V. Carby

A cultural historical past of the paintings of nineteenth-century black girls writers, this quantity strains the emergence of the unconventional as a discussion board for political and cultural reconstruction, studying the ways that dominant sexual ideologies inspired the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the makes use of of fiction in American tradition. Carby revises the background of the interval of Jim Crow and Booker T. Washington, depicting a time of extreme cultural and political task by way of such black ladies writers as Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Pauline Hopkins.

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