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Our Nig Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

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ISBN-10: 0142437778

ISBN-13: 9780142437773

Edition: 2005

Authors: Harriet E. Wilson, Gabrielle Foreman, Reginald Pitts

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Our Nigis the tale of a mixed-race girl, Frado, abandoned by her white mother after the death of the childs black father. Frado becomes the servant of the Bellmonts, a lower-middle- class white family in the free North, while slavery is still legal in the South, and suffers numerous abuses in their household. Frados story is a tragic one; having left the Bellmonts, she eventually marries a black fugitive slave, who later abandons her. Wilson combined and subverted two literary styles, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, in writing Our Nig, which was drawn from her real-life experience. Her sardonic treatment of abolitionists in the novel has long perplexed scholars and readers; Foreman and Pitts explain this puzzle in their Introduction and recount Wilsons life and career after the 1859 publication of Our Nig.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English