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Phillis Wheatley

Legendary African-American Poet

Phillis Wheatley( )
Author: Salisbury, Cynthia
Series title:Historical American Biographies Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7660-1394-0
Publication Date:Jan 2001
Publisher:Enslow Publishing, LLC
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $18.85USD $26.60
Book Description:

Stolen from her family by slave traders, Phillis Wheatley arrived on the shore of colonial America a sickly child, unable to read or speak. As a personal servant to wealthy Susanna Wheatley, Phillis led a remarkable life for a slave. She not only learned to read and write, but also wrote original poems that chronicled the bloody struggle of the American colonies to win freedom from British rule. Author Cynthia Salisbury examines the life of the woman who is considered the mother of...
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