Cover of: Phillis Wheatley | Merle Richmond Read Online

Phillis Wheatley by Merle Richmond

  • 623 Want to read
  • ·
  • 67 Currently reading

Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in


  • Wheatley, Phillis, -- 1753-1784.,
  • Poets, American -- 18th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Poets, American.,
  • Afro-Americans -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMerle Richmond.
SeriesAmerican women of achievement
LC ClassificationsPS866.W5
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21931442M
ISBN 101555466834

Download Phillis Wheatley


Follow Phillis Wheatley and explore their bibliography from's Phillis Wheatley Author Page. Phillis Wheatley was the first African American poet to publish a book. She was born in , in West Africa and brought to New England, enslaved, in , where she was sold to John Wheatley of Boston. The Wheatleys took a great interest in Phillis's education and precocity; Wheatley learned to. Phillis Wheatley’s most popular book is Great American Poems. Phillis Wheatley has 27 books on Goodreads with ratings. Phillis Wheatley’s most popular book is Great American Poems. Phillis Wheatley has 27 books on Goodreads with ratings. Phillis Wheatley’s most popular book is Great American Poems. 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

Apr 17,  · Once Phillis Wheatley demonstrated her abilities, the Wheatleys, clearly a family of culture and education, allowed Phillis time to do study and write. Her situation allowed her time to learn and, as early as , to write poetry. Phillis Wheatley had fewer restrictions than most slaves experienced -- but she was still a slave. 9 rows · A list of poems by Phillis Wheatley. Born around , Phillis Wheatley was the first black . Phillis Wheatley is a very interesting character and some of her poetry is thus really interesting to look at. It did take me a while to get used to the writing of 's' as an 'f' in some cases, but once you get through that it's really easy to read/5. Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in preth century America. Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, lionized in New England and England, with presses in both places publishing her poems, and paraded before the new republic’s political leadership and the old empire’s aristocracy, Wheatley.

Phillis Wheatley( – 5 December ) Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American poet and first African-American woman whose writings helped create the genre of African American literature. Born in Gambia, she was made a slave at age seven. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write. Phillis Wheatley (May 8, – December 5, ) was a was the first African-American person to have a book published. She was born in West is not known which country she was born in. It was probably Senegal or The was taken to work as a slave in the United States when she was about seven years old on a slave ship called The Phillis. 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. The author of the prize-wining and best-selling historical novel A Song of Africa, Ronald Wheatley turns his attention to the tumultuous days on the eve of the American Revolution in a courtroom drama that brings to life Boston slave poet Phillis Wheatley on trial before eighteen of the most eminent men of the Town. The Trial of Phillis Wheatley has been named Best Book published (indie list.