Our Nig, Or, Sketches From the Life of A Free Black

Our Nig, Or, Sketches From the Life of A Free Black

Paperback - 2009
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First published in 1859, Our Nig is an autobiographical narrative that stands as one of the most important accounts of the life of a black woman in the antebellum North. In the story of Frado, a spirited black girl who is abused and overworked as the indentured servant to a New England family, Harriet E. Wilson tells a heartbreaking story about the resilience of the human spirit.

This edition incorporates new research showing that Wilson was not only a pioneering African-American literary figure but also an entrepreneur in the black women's hair care market fifty years before Madame C. J. Walker's hair care empire made her the country's first woman millionaire.

Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, 2009.
Edition: 150th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780143105763
0143105760
Characteristics: p. cm.

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lukasevansherman
Feb 18, 2015

An important slave narrative from 1859 that, in this updated edition, has extensive notes and historical background. We always associate slavery with the South, but Wilson was born in and lived in New England.

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