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Spiritual Interrogations:
Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women's Writing
Katherine Clay Bassard

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. 1The Daughters' Arrival: Histories, Theories, Vernaculars10
Ch. 2Diaspora Subjectivity and Transatlantic Crossings: Phillis Wheatley's Poetics of Recovery28
Ch. 3"The Too Advent'rous Strain": Slavery, Conversion, and Poetic Empowerment in Phillis Wheatley's Elegies58
Ch. 4"Social Piety" in Ann Plato's Essays71
Ch. 5"I Took a Text": Itinerancy, Community, and Intertextuality in Jarena Lee's Spiritual Narratives87
Ch. 6Rituals of Desire: Spirit, Culture, and Sexuality in the Writings of Rebecca Cox Jackson108
Ch. 7Performing Community: Culture, Community, and African American Subjectivity before Emancipation127
Afterword: The Sacred Subject140
Notes143
Selected Bibliography165
Index177

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