Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

The trials of Phillis Wheatley : America's first Black poet and her encounters with the founding fathers / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - xi, 129 pages ; 19 cm

Expanded version of the Jefferson Lecture, presented at the Library of Congress, in March 2002.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-121) and index.

0465027296 0465018505 (pbk.)


Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784.


Poets, American--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Biography.
Women slaves--United States--Biography.
African American poets--Biography.

PS 866 .W5 Z594 2003

811/.1 B

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