Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-187) and index
Slavery and the "holy experiment" -- Maneuvering manumission in Philadelphia : African American women and indentured servitude -- Creating Black Philadelphia : African American women and their neighborhoods -- Voices from the margins : the Philadelphia female anti-slavery society, 1833-1840 -- Writing for womanhood : African American women and print culture -- A mental and moral feast : reading, writing, and sentimentality in Black Philadelphia.
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