Friday, September 24, 2010

Frances E. W. Harper's "Undisputed Dignity"

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"

Short Story:

"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).

Ancillary reading:

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