Synopses & Reviews
The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
General Editor: HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, rescued the voice of an entire segment of the black tradition by offering volumes of compelling and rare works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, essays, and journalism, written by nineteenth-century black women. Responding to the wide recognition this series has received, Oxford now presents four more of these volumes in paperback (to add to the eight already available). Each book contains an introduction written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the General Editor.
Praise for the series:
"What an astonishing gift...this collection is!"--Alice Walker
"The collaboration among The Schomburg Center, Oxford University Press, and these exceptional scholars is an extraordinary event...but the collection is a spectacular achievement."--Toni Morrison
"[With] The Schomburg Library, I feel as if I were watching a gigantic ebony figure being unearthed. It is a woman writing."--The Washington Post Book World
"An important volume, rich in the ways it illustrates for both the student and the scholar how power, resistance, and creativity permeate African American expression."--Russ Castronovo, University of Miami
About the Author
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
is W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature at Cornell University.