Account

Company

  Menu

Description

In this comprehensive volume of the collected writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822-71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson restore this African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual to his rightful place in the arts and politics of the nineteenth-century United States.

Whitfield's works, including poems from his celebrated America and Other Poems (1853), were printed in influential journals and newspapers, such as Frederick Douglass's The North Star. A champion of the black emigration movement during the 1850s, Whitfield was embraced by African Americans as a black nationalist bard when he moved from his longtime home in Buffalo, New York, to California in the early 1860s. However, by the beginning of the twentieth century, his reputation had faded.

For this volume, Levine and Wilson gathered and annotated all of Whitfield's extant writings, both poetry and prose, and many pieces are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication. In their thorough introduction, the editors situate Whitfield in relation to key debates on black nationalism in African American culture, underscoring the importance of poetry and periodical culture to black writing during the period.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book may eventually drop below £9.99.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • £
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Ivy G. Wilson on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Ivy G. Wilson.
  • to stop tracking Ivy G. Wilson.

to track Robert S. Levine on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Robert S. Levine.
  • to stop tracking Robert S. Levine.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on September 27, 2013.
  • This book was £18.45 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 88 times in the past 3,285 days.
  • The current price of this book is £19.73 last checked 16 hours ago.
  • This book is at its lowest price in the past 90 days.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past six months is £18.02.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is £17.86.
  • The lowest price to date was £16.85 last reached on July 17, 2014.
  • This book has been £16.85 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was £24.13 last reached on March 2, 2016.
  • This book has been £24.13 one time since we started tracking it.

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 251 Pages
  • File Size: 777 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 16 hours ago. At that time, the price was £19.73. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.co.uk website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.