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Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics

John C. Shields

Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics

by John C. Shields

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Published by University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wheatley, Phillis, -- 1753-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Wheatley, Phillis, -- 1753-1784 -- Influence,
  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • Romanticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn C. Shields.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS866.W5 Z696 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23736492M
    ISBN 101572337052
    ISBN 109781572337053
    LC Control Number2009039644
    OCLC/WorldCa439907073

    Phillis Wheatley Peters was born in West Africa in At the age of eight, she was kidnapped, enslaved in New England, and sold to John Wheatley of Boston. The first African-American and one of the first women to publish a book of poetry in the colonies, Wheatley learned to read and write English by the age of nine, familiarizing herself.   Phillis Wheatley: The Inspiring Life Story Of The American Poet, by Robin S. Doak. This book is aimed at middle grade to high school readers and it provides context for the life of Phillis Wheatley, a poet whose short life notwithstanding is a major figure in late colonial literature and in African American studies.

      of results for Books: "Phillis Wheatley" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics. (12 used & new offers) Phillis Wheatley: The Life and Legacy of the Slave Who Became Colonial America’s Most Famous Poet. by Charles River Editors out of 5 stars 1. Kindle Edition. "ONE CRISP EARLY-AUTUMN morning in , Phillis Wheatley was crossing the Boston cobblestones with a sheaf of papers held tightly under her arm." (paragraph 1) "She was just shedding her front teeth when John Wheatley bought her on the Boston docks as a servant for his wife, Susanna.".

    Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics by John C. Shields (The University of Tennessee Press) Phillis Wheatley (?) was the first African American to publish a book. Born in Gambia in , she came to America aboard a slave ship, the hillis. The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (?–) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work, let alone influence Romantic-period giants like Samuel.


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Phillis Wheatley and the Romantic Age helps demolish the long-held notion that literary culture flowed in only one direction: from Europe to the Americas. Thanks to Wheatley’s influence, Shields argues, the New World was influencing European literary masters far sooner than has been generally by: 6.

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Born in Gambia Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics bookshe came to America aboard a slave ship, the Phillis. From an early age, Wheatley exhibited a profound gift for verse, publishing her first poem in Her tribute to a famed pastor, “On the Author: John C.

Shields. Phillis Wheatley and the Romantic Age helps demolish the long-held notion that literary culture flowed in only one direction: from Europe to the Americas. Thanks to Wheatley’s influence, Shields argues, the New World was influencing European literary masters far sooner than has been generally understood.

Born in Africa inPhillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of seven and sold into slavery. At nineteen, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral, on which this volume is based.

Phillis Wheatley, the First African American Published Book of Poetry September 1, Phillis Wheatley was only seven or eight years old when she was captured and taken from her home in West Africa. A slave ship brought her to Boston in Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly (c.

– December 5, ) was the first African-American author of a published book of poetry. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

Phillis was escorted by the Wheatleys’ son to London in May Her first book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, where many of her poems first saw print, was published there the same year.

Wheatley’s personal qualities, even more than her literary talent, contributed to her great social success in London. After being kidnapped from West Africa and enslaved in Boston, Phillis Wheatley became the first African American and one of the first women to publish a book of poetry in the colonies in Died: Complete summary of Phillis Wheatley's Thoughts on the Work of Providence.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Thoughts on the Work of Providence. In lofty tones, the poet. “This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley’s poetry.” —Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, – Phillis Wheatley.

Despite spending much of her life enslaved, Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and second woman (after Anne Bradstreet) to publish a book of poems. Born around in Gambia, Africa, Wheatley was captured by slave traders and brought to America in Upon arrival, she was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, Massachusetts.

Phillis Wheatley is a poet that is uncommonly linked to the traditional Romantic Period. Her numerous poems are important to remember for all generations not just because she was the first slave to publish a book, but also because her ideas were steeped in rhetoric that authors like Virgil, Milton, Coleridge and others were canonized for.

Carretta, Vincent, Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage (Athens: University of Georgia Press, ).

Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America’s First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers (New York: Basic Civitas Books, ). Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics by John Shields,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Ina young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley. Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave.

A list of poems by Phillis Wheatley Born aroundPhillis Wheatley was the first black poet in America to publish a book. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (), Phillis Wheatley (?–) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background— to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley’s work.

With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (), Phillis Wheatley (?) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman-of any race or background- to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley's work was an international sensation.

Looking for books by Phillis Wheatley. See all books authored by Phillis Wheatley, including Complete Writings (Penguin Classics), and The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women Writers), and more on.

InPhillis Wheatley accomplished something that no other woman of her status had done. When her book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, appeared, she became the first American slave, the first person of African descent, and only the third colonial American woman to have her work published.

Born in Africa about and sold as a slave in Boston inPhillis.Phillis Wheatley Timeline Timeline Description: Phillis Wheatley was a literary pioneer for both African Americans and women.

She is the second published African American, and the first published African American woman. As a former slave, she destroyed the belief that slaves were not capable of intelligent or profound thought.Critical Essays On Phillis Wheatley Critical Essays On Phillis Wheatley by John C.

Shields. Download it New Essays On Phillis Wheatley books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (?) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused.