Phillis Wheatley



With Poems On Various Subjects, Religious And Moral 1773 , Phillis Wheatley 1753 1784 Became The First English Speaking Person Of African Descent To Publish A Book And Only The Second Woman Of Any Race Or Background To Do So In America Written In Boston While She Was Just A Teenager, And When She Was Still A Slave, Wheatley S Work Was An International Sensation In Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta Offers The First Full Length Biography Of A Figure Whose Origins And Later Life Have Remained Shadowy Despite Her Iconic Status.A Scholar With Extensive Knowledge Of Transatlantic Literature And History, Carretta Uncovers New Details About Wheatley S Origins, Her Upbringing, And How She Gained Freedom Carretta Solves The Mystery Of John Peters, Correcting The Record Of When He And Wheatley Married And Revealing What Became Of Him After Her Death Assessing Wheatley S Entire Body Of Work, Carretta Discusses The Likely Role She Played In The Production, Market Ing, And Distribution Of Her Writing Wheatley Developed A Remarkable Transatlantic Network That Transcended Racial, Class, Political, Religious, And Geographical Boundaries Carretta Reconstructs That Network And Sheds New Light On Her Religious And Political Identities In The Course Of His Research He Discovered The Earliest Poem Attributable To Wheatley And Has Included It And Other Unpublished Poems In The Biography.Carretta Relocates Wheatley From The Margins To The Center Of Her Eighteenth Century Transatlantic World, Revealing The Fascinating Life Of A Woman Who Rose From The Indignity Of Enslavement To Earn Wide Recognition, Only To Die In Obscurity A Few Years Later.Phillis Wheatley

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Vincent Carretta
  • English
  • 26 November 2019
  • 0820333387

10 thoughts on “Phillis Wheatley

  1. says:

    I highly recommend this book which chronicals the life of a slave girl and her relationship with her Boston owners The book tells us of her genius and the fame she aquires in England andand her marriage to free black man John Peters Enjoy and Be Blessed.

  2. says:

    I am fascinated and impressed with Wheatley joyful Christian woman, gifted poet, and freed slave This is the definitive biography on her, as of 2013 If you want to know Wheatley, this biography published by the University of Georgia press does not have the expected weight of an academic tome With scant details of her life available, Carretta is to be applauded for taking on the task of portraying, in his words, this Genius in Bondage Critics challenge both her poetic genius and her bon I am fascinated and impressed with Wheatley joyful Christian woman, gifted poet...

  3. says:

    This book was highly recommended but although wonderfully researched, I failed to really grasp the story of Wheatley The book veered off in so many areas that it was difficult to follow.

  4. says:

    3.5 starsI was recently tasked with creating a short presentation on the life of significance of Phillis Wheatley, and it didn t take too long to realize that there is very little modern day scholars can say with absolute certainty about her life and work, let alone her private attitudes and opinions This book, however, is one of the clearest and most thoroughly researched works I ve come across that deal with Wheatley s life and work in fact, it occasionally veers on the point of being overl 3.5 starsI was recently task...

  5. says:

    Excellent comprehensive biography of the first published English speaking published black poet Contrary to some assumptions, Wheatley was subtly subversive of racist and sexist boundaries of the 18th century while becoming a highly educated upper middle class free woman Her story is fascinating and her sense of self both conflicted and confident She does not get the credit she deserves for expanding the strict lines of literature and art in America She used Christianity and conventional, hig Excellent comprehensive biography of the first published English speaking published black poet Contrary to some assumptions, Wheatley was subtly subversive of racist and sexist boundaries of the 18th century while becoming a h...

  6. says:

    This book provides the most clear picture to date of Phillis Wheatley s professional and personal life Sourcing a number of primary documents, such as letters and contemporaneous newspaper accounts, Carretta provides a long overdue chronicle of a tragically incomplete life and career.For too long, Wheatley s true genius has been shamefully overlooked by too many other historians Her poetic contributions and apparent genius provided the creative writing foundation from which so many other Ame This book provides the most clear picture to date of Phillis Wheatley s professional and personal life Sourcing a number of primary documents, such as letters and con...

  7. says:

    Great book that includes a lot of exhaustive research about Phillis Wheatley Carretta really frames the book as, and gives evidence to, Phillis being an intelligent person and shrewd negotiator, rather than just a talented poet who was kept down by her station in life There are many primary ...

  8. says:

    This is an academic biography extremely well researched about a remarkable person, but it is a bit lacking in flair I d recommend Gates s short book on Wheatley The Trials of Phillis Wheatley instead, even if it s not as fact oriented.

  9. says:

    Heavily researched, but spent way too much time repeating known stories I was hoping to learnabout the latter years of Wheatley.

  10. says:

    I have found a new poet to love

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