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Harriet E. Wilson (1825-1900) was the first female African-American novelist as well as the first African American of any gender to publish a novel on the North American continent. She was born in Milford, New Hampshire, the daughter of an African American "hooper of barrels". Her father died when she was very young, and her mother abandoned her at the farm of Nehemiah Hayward Jr., a well-to-do Milford farmer. After the end of her indenture, she worked as a house servant and a seamstress in households in southern New Hampshire and in central and western Massachusetts, until she married Thomas Wilson in 1851. However, he soon abandoned her. Pregnant and ill, she was sent to the Hillsborough County Poor Farm in Goffstown, New Hampshire, where her only son, George Mason Wilson, was born. She then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to seek a living for herself and her son. While in Boston, she wrote Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black in 1859. Despite her active and fruitful life after Our Nig, there is no evidence that she ever wrote anything else for publication.

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9781420945959, titled "Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-story White House, North" | Digireads.Com, January 15, 2012, cover price $5.99 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
9781409948827, titled "Our Nig; Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black" | Dodo Pr, March 30, 2009, cover price $12.99 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black | About this edition: Harriet E.
9780142437773 | Reprint edition (Penguin Classics, December 1, 2004), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Frado, a mixed-race girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of her black father, takes a job as a servant in the household of the Bellmonts, a lower middle-class white family in the North, only to encounter a world of abuse and abandonment, in a new edition of the first novel published by an African-American author in the U.

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9781435291348 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $22.00 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

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9781420945959, titled "Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-story White House, North" | Digireads.Com, January 15, 2012, cover price $5.99 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
9780143105763 | Penguin Classics, July 28, 2009, cover price $14.00

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Product Description: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.] In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood and for the woman who means the world to her...read more

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9780758254092 | 1 edition (Kensington Pub Corp, April 1, 2011), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: [This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.

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9781455131914 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 1, 2011), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.

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9781611731248 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, August 1, 2011), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.

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Product Description: Harriet E. Wilson (1825-1900) was the first female African-American novelist as well as the first African American of any gender to publish a novel on the North American continent. She was born in Milford, New Hampshire, the daughter of an African American "hooper of barrels"...read more

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9781409948827, titled "Our Nig; Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black" | Dodo Pr, March 30, 2009, cover price $12.99 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black | About this edition: Harriet E.

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9781435291348 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $22.00 | also contains Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

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Social worker Baby Allen must overcome a world of prejudice and violence when she takes on the case of Sally, a young African-American girl whose mother had been accused of drowning the baby of the white couple for whom she worked and who had been lynched by angry townspeople, in a story set against the backdrop of 1940s Mississippi. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9781400083329 | Crown Pub, October 31, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Social worker Baby Allen must overcome a world of prejudice and violence when she takes on the case of Sally, a young African-American girl whose mother had been accused of drowning the baby of the white couple for whom she worked and who had been lynched by angry townspeople, in a story set against the backdrop of 1940s Mississippi.

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9781400083336 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, November 27, 2007), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Social worker Baby Allen must overcome a world of prejudice and violence when she takes on the case of Sally, a young African-American girl whose mother had been accused of drowning the baby of the white couple for whom she worked and who had been lynched by angry townspeople, in a story set against the backdrop of 1940s Mississippi.

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Product Description: "I sat up most of the night reading and pondering the enormous significance of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig." — Author Alice WalkerThis seminal autobiographical novel, originally published in 1859, is believed to have been the first by an African-American woman...read more

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9780486445618 | Dover Pubns, August 8, 2005, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: "I sat up most of the night reading and pondering the enormous significance of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig.
9781419139567 | Kessinger Pub Co, June 30, 2004, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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When a black woman and a white man fall in love in Kentucky in the 1970s, they must find a way to transcend race, class, and condemnation.

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9780743296045 | Strebor Books Intl, May 31, 2006, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: When a black woman and a white man fall in love in Kentucky in the 1970s, they must find a way to transcend race, class, and condemnation.
9781593090234 | Strebor Books Intl, August 31, 2004, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Taking a job with a wealthy family that has moved into an adjoining property, Sister fall in love with the family's youngest son, Evian, who is struggling with a terminal illness; but when their relationship changes the town's racial balance, Sister is targeted in a sexual attack.

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Product Description: With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.New Afterword by Barbara WhiteA fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig, apart from its historical significance, is a deeply ironic and highly readable work, tracing the trials and tribulations of Frado, a mulatto girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father, who grows up as an indentured servant to a white family in nineteenth-century Massachusetts...read more

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9781400031207 | Vintage Books, April 1, 2002, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: With a New Preface, Introduction, and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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