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IOLA LEROY,. OR. SHADOWS UPLIFTED. FRANCES E.W. HARPER. (NOTE FROM SHORT STORY AMERICA: wHILE THIS STORY IS CLOSER. TO NOVEL. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes , the SparkNotes Iola Leroy Study Guide has everything you need to ace. A list of important facts about Frances Harper’s Iola Leroy, including setting, climax, protagonists, and antagonists. full title ยท Iola Leroy; or, Shadows Uplifted .

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. DuBois while also asserting new points specific to black womanhood and intersectionality. Please try again later. I’m halfway through, and I’m not sure one could, if one really tried, write more dreadfully. Ships from and sold by Amazon. While I celebrate this book for being one of the earliest novels written by an African American and for surviving and being resurrected by scholars of AA litI’m not sure I would recommend as a wonderful work of art or assign it in my upliftd.

It was a good story with heartfelt characters – but they were almost caricatures of themselves, and their conversations with nothing more than political dia It was a good book, and ulpifted in the context of the historical climate of the time, it was really interesting to see how Harper was so thoroughly engaged in the conversation around race and Reconstruction.


Iola Leroy: Shadows Uplifted by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

I changed my rating of this book after chatting with Amy yesterday and realizing that I’ve been thinking about it a lot more than I realized. Unless you’re a new age temperance activist, I’d say there are books that treat the more relevant themes far better.

But the seller did a great job, thanks! Finally, during the Reconstruction, Iola meets another young doctor who shares a similar mixed ethnic heritage, and the two of them find themselves in a unique position to encourage and uplift former slaves by teaching self-reliance and the value of education. Written in the late ‘s, Frances E. English Choose a language for shopping. Inevitably, these women found themselves exposed and tragically ostracized from their society.

Of the books we’ve read in ENGthis is by far the most frustrating. It’s difficult to imagine the courage of those who sought progress and resolve after the civil war and chattel slavery.

Iola Leroy; Or, Shadows Uplifted by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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U of Chicago P, One person found this helpful. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jul 05, K. Black, White, and in Color: Feb 20, Tony rated it did not like it.


Harper Women’s Christian Temperance Unions thrived well into the legoy century.

The New York Times noted that this work was “probably the bestselling novel by an African-American before the twentieth century. This novel is a great window on the era prior to the extreme racial repressions of the 20th Century, when Black people had lfroy that education, hard work, and social responsibility could bring them social justice in the nation.

Everyone exists to fulfill their heteronormative role and promote sobriety. The Souls of Black Folk. The story follows her and other family members through and for a few years after the Civil War.

I have a lot of problems with this book. Harper was active in the suffrage and temperance movements and a founding member of the National Association of Colored Women.

No, Marie, let them go North, learn all they can, aspire all they may.

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