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Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)
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Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 24/03/2000
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This work offers a scholarly perspective that merges interests in rhetorical and literacy studies, United States social and political theory, and African American women writers. It focuses on elite 19th-century African American women who used language with consequence.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822957256
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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In this engaging new work, Royster shows how eloquent, well-educated black women used essay writing as an act of resistance against white oppression. The periodical press became an ally of these courageous women, publishing early civil rights and anti-lynching essays by Maria W. Wtewart, Ida B. Wells, and other writers of sociopolitical import. According to Royster, literacy and knowledge were crucial for the success of the community, and she documents the history of African American schooling from antebellum times, when slaves were taught to read despite legal sanctions, to the later rise of historically black colleges. She also profiles a number of prominant black women educators and discusses the Black Clubwomen s movement for public discourse. Highly recommended for most libraries.
--Library Journal"
"In this engaging new work, Royster shows how eloquent, well-educated black women used essay writing as an act of resistance against white oppression. The periodical press became an ally of these courageous women, publishing early civil rights and anti-lynching essays by Maria W. Wtewart, Ida B. Wells, and other writers of sociopolitical import. According to Royster, literacy and knowledge were crucial for the success of the community, and she documents the history of African American schooling from antebellum times, when slaves were taught to read despite legal sanctions, to the later rise of historically black colleges. She also profiles a number of prominant black women educators and discusses the Black Clubwomen's movement for public discourse. Highly recommended for most libraries."
--Library Journal

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