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Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction : Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers - Hallie Q. Brown

Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers

Hardcover Published: 14th April 1988
ISBN: 9780195052374
Number Of Pages: 350

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Hallie Q. Brown and twenty-eight contributors recreate the lives of sixty remarkable Afro-American women, all born in the United States or Canada between the 1740s and the end of the nineteenth century. Slaves and social workers, artists and activists, cake makers and home makers, their stories offer unusual insight into female networks, patterns of voluntary association, work, religion, family life, and black women's culture.

"Church, school, and club constitute the triumvirate of associations central to the lives of the 60 Afro-American women born in the United States or Canada between the mid-1740s and the end of the nineteenth century and chronicled in Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction....It is distinguished as a collaborative effort by a group of self-confident and historically self-conscious black women who were determined to preserve the stories of sacrifice and struggle their forebears had endured."--Randall K. Burkett, in his Introduction

Publisher's Note
Foreword in Her Own Writep. vii
A Note from the Schomburg Centerp. xxiii
Introductionp. xxvii
Forewordp. v
Introductionp. vii
Ode to Womanp. viii
Martha Paynep. 1
Catherine Ferguson 1749 (?)-1854 Founder of the First Sunday School Movement in New York Cityp. 3
Sara Allen 1764-1849p. 11
Isabella-sojourner Truth 1777 (?)-1883p. 13
Elizabeth N. Smithp. 18
Sarah Harris Fayerweather: Born, Canterbury, Conn., 1802 Died, Kingston, R. I., 1868p. 23
Dinah Cox 1804-1909p. 30
Sarah Elizabeth Tanner 1804-1914p. 32
Charlotta Gordon Machenry Pyles 1806-1880p. 34
Mrs. Jane Roberts 1809-(?)p. 46
Aunt Mac a Life in Three Chaptersp. 50
Harriet Tubman Harriet-the Moses 1821-march 10, 1913p. 55
Grandmother Gross 1817-(?)p. 69
Frances Jane Brown: April 15, 1819-april 16, 1914p. 71
Eliza Anna Scroggins 1820-1912p. 81
Lucretia Harper Simpson 1820-(?)p. 84
Sarah Gould Lee 1821-1905p. 86
Mrs. Catherine A. Delany 1822-1894p. 90
Mrs. Mary Ann Shadd Cary 1823-1893 the Foremost Colored Canadian Pioneer in 1850p. 92
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 1825-1900p. 97
Caroline Sherman Andrews-Hill 1829-1914p. 104
Mary Catherine Windsor 1830-1914p. 108
Sarah J. S. (tompkins) Garnet: Born 1831, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Died October, 1911 in Brooklyn, N. Yp. 110
Mrs. S. J. S. Garnett an Appreciationp. 115
Eliza Ann Gardner 1831-1922p. 117
Fannie Jackson Coppin 1835-1912 Teacher and Moulder of Characterp. 119
Anne E. Baltimore: August 6, 1836-januuary 11, 1922p. 127
Amanda Smith 1837-1915p. 128
Susan Paul Vashon: September 19, 1838-november 27, 1912p. 133
Georgiana Frances Putnam: Born 1839, Salem, Massachusetts Died 1914, Worcester, Massachusettsp. 135
Anna Elizabeth Hudlun 1840-1914p. 141
Miss Mary J. Patterson 1840-1894p. 145
Madam Elizabeth Keckley 1840-1900p. 147
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin 1842-1924p. 161
Mrs. Margaret E. Reid 1846-1923p. 154
Matilda J. Dunbar 1848-?p. 156
Dr. Susan S. (mckinney) Steward: Born, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1848 Died, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1918p. 160
Know Ye Not That a Great Woman Hath Fallen This Day in Israel?p. 165
Henrietta Cordelia Ray: Born in New York City-1849 Died in Brooklyn-1916p. 169
Mrs. Lucy Smith Thurman 1849-1918p. 176
Josephine Silone Yates 1862-1912p. 178
Maria Louise Baldwin 1856-1922p. 182
Mary Ella Mossell 1853-1886p. 194
Agnes Jones Adams 1858-1923p. 200
Susie I. Lankford Shorter: January 4, 1859-february 27, 1912p. 205
Victoria Earle Matthews 1861-1898p. 208
Mary Burnett Talbert 1862-1923p. 217
Madam C. J. Walker 1868-1925p. 220
Susan Elizabeth Frazier 1864-1924p. 222
Margaret Murray Washington 1865-1925p. 225
Madam Emma Azalia Hackley 1867-1922p. 231
Mrs. Laura A. Brown 1874-1924p. 237
California Colored Women Trail Blazersp. 240
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ISBN: 9780195052374
ISBN-10: 0195052374
Series: Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 14th April 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.36