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Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom: History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the American Revolution

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The dramatic story of Phillis Wheatley, a free, black poet who resisted the pressures of arranged marriage, truly embodying the ideals of the American Revolution There is an uncomfortable paradox at the heart of the American Revolution: many of the men leading the war for independence were slave owners, contradicting the ideal of freedom that they claimed to represent. Meanwhile, abolitionist sentiments of the time contained contradictions as well. Abolitionists encouraged freed Christianized slaves to return to Africa. In ...

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Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom: History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the American Revolution
2018, New York University Press

ISBN-13: 9781479879250

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