Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
The Massachusetts Historical Society uses this site to showcase artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and other items. Highlights include letters written by Margaret Fuller (1836), Elizabeth Peabody (1838), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852), and Eleanor...
This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
African American women authors; Women authors
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