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The Work of the Afro-American Woman (The…

The Work of the Afro-American Woman (The Schomburg Library of… (edition 1990)

by Mrs. N.F. Mossell (Author), Joanne Braxton (Introduction)

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Title:The Work of the Afro-American Woman (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
Authors:Mrs. N.F. Mossell (Author)
Other authors:Joanne Braxton (Introduction)
Info:Oxford University Press (1988), 224 pages
Collections:Your library, In Kentucky, To read
Tags:nonfiction, African American literature, TBR

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The Work of the Afro-American Woman (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers) by Mrs. N. F. Mossell



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Part intellectual history, part advice book, and part polemic, this collection of original essays and poetry presents a defense and celebration of the achievements--moral, material, intellectual, and artistic--of black women in Victorian America. Writing as a Christian, a mother, and a wife, Mrs. Mossell held exemplary models of black womanhood before the public eye, called for the end to caste and color discrimination, and challenged the so-called "cult of true womanhood." A source of instruction and inspiration in its own time, The Work of the Afro-American Woman today remains a valuable document of black American cultural and intellectual history and forges a powerful link between past and present.

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