Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches

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Indiana University Press, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 136 pages
..". enthusiastic, well-written... read it if you want to be inspired by a truly heroic woman." -- New Directions for Women ..". the fullest account to date of Stewart's life and an excellent basis for understanding Stewart's work." -- History "This is informative and inspiring source material for today's scholars, lay readers, and 'professionals'... " -- Journal of American History In gathering and introducing Stewart's works, Richardson provides an opportunity for readers to study the thoughts and words of this influential early black female activist, a forerunner to Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth and the first black American to lecture in defense of women's rights, placing her in the context of the swirling abolitionist movement.
 

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To the one previous reviewer: Damn. You give my work 3 lousy stars and then add a note than you haven't even read the book? How fair is that? Have a look; you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll stand up and cheer. It's good readin'.
- Marilyn Richardson

Contents

Introduction
3
Religion And The Pure Principles Of Morality 1831
11
Cause For Encouragement 1832
43
An Address Delivered Before The AfricAmerican
50
An Address Delivered At The African Masonic Hall
56
Mrs Stewarts Farewell Address To Her Friends
65
The Negros Complaint
75
Letters And Commendations
88
Notes
121
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