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Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

On July 11, 1761, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a young child slave and was raised by the family of her purchaser, John Wheatley. At the age of 12, Wheatley published her first poem in a ... More


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