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Phillis Wheatley

Poet (c. 1743 — 5-Dec-1784)


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers. Basic Civitas Books. 2003. 129pp.

M. A. Richmond (editor). Bid the Vassal Soar: Interpretive Essays on the Life and Poetry of Phillis Wheatley and George Moses Horton. Howard University Press. 1974. 216pp.

William Henry Robinson. Phillis Wheatley: A Bio-Bibliography. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1981.

William Henry Robinson. Phyllis Wheatley and Her Writings. New York: Garland. 1984.

William Henry Robinson (editor). Critical Essays on Phillis Wheatley. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1982. 236pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1549)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.1119)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.427)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.252)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.815)

  10. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.798)

  11. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800 (p.321)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1109)

  13. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.312-14)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.786)

  15. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.495)

  16. Third World Women's Literatures (pp.321-22)

  17. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1179)

  18. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1155)

  19. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.919)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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