Literary Analysis Of The Slavery Period A Number Of African Slaves ' By Harriet Beecher Stowe

1798 Words Oct 12th, 2015 8 Pages
Agustin Gamez
Instructor: Nancy R. Williams
Course: American Literature
Date: 10/14/2015
Literary Analysis Essay # 2
During the slavery period a number of African slaves wrote stories, and poems about their daily hardships that they had to withhold by being a slave and everything else that happen throughout their life’s. Not many Black writers had the resources or support from their owners to publish what they wrote or anyone to care about what they wrote, lucky slaves did reach success when they published their work. Knowing where they came from or where they grew up from is important, the type of work that each individual accomplished when they published their work to the public. The massive impact that Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Abraham Lincoln had in the black community and how they helped change the way they were being treated completely.
Phillis Wheatley was a famous poet, her themes were mostly about her own experiences and feelings she had. She also took inspiration from the Bible, many other inspirational writings she knew. Wheatley comes from a background of a slave, she was sold at the age of seven and was brought to America by slave traders. Wheatley didn’t have an easy life at first but after coming to America she was bought by a good family, the Wheatley’s. Phillis was taught to read and write by the family, and after some time she took interest in the Bible, history, and British…
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