The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: A Native African and a Slave
Phillis Wheatley was America’s first published black poet. Her poems were published before the War for Independence and were recognized throughout the English-speaking world. She was born in Africa, sold as a slave in America, and became a celebrity in Europe. In addition to the poems of Phillis Wheatley, this volume contains a short and poignant memoir of her life.