This week, we will be looking at Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911), another great American from the 19th century. Please read the pieces and be ready to comment on a section that you find of particular significance--pay attention to diction, language, tone, and theme. What is significant about each piece? What do you notice about the rhetorical style?
"The Slave Mother"
"Bury Me in a Free Land"
"The Slave Auction"
"The Two Offers" (1859)
"We Are All Bound Up Together" (1866)
"The Great Problem to be Solved" (1875)
In addition, take a look at Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech (which I emailed to the class).