A Brighter Coming Day

A Brighter Coming Day


Edited by Frances Smith Foster
A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader

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ISBN: 9781558610200
Publication Date: 01-01-1993

Introduction by Frances Smith Foster

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was the best known and best loved African-American poets of her time, as well as a teacher and lecturer on abolition, suffrage, education, and many other topics. This anthology contains all of her extant poetry and a generous selection of prose and letters, and provides moving portraits of suffering under slavery, as well as of freedom, love, infidelity, poverty, and heroism.

"This anthology . . . not only provides the first modern biography of Harper, but also illuminates her connection to . . . 20th-century writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison." New York Times Book Review