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Hazel V. Covering the period between the s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists.
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Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist
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