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Foster, Frances Smith

Overview
Works: 29 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 12,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Sources  Slave narratives  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E444.J17, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frances Smith Foster
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, the five-part, fifteen-page essay, Literary History, captures the full sweep of African American writing in the United States, from the colonial and early national eras right up to the present day. The Companion also features a comprehensive subject index; extensive cross-referencing; and bibliographies after almost every article
Witnessing slavery : the development of ante-bellum slave narratives by Frances Smith Foster( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by herself : literary production by African American women, 1746-1892 by Frances Smith Foster( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatuur- en cultuurgeschiedenis van Afrikaans-Amerikaanse vrouwen vóór 1900. Begint met eerste orale tekst door Alice, een slavin uit de 17e eeuw
The concise Oxford companion to African American literature by William L Andrews( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book surveys a vast literary landscape, covering writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison to August Wilson. Over 400 entries span the entire range of African American writing - from major works (including synopses of novels) such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun to vivid literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, and Sula Peace. Character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, and Stackolee are discussed in detail, and recognition is given to those figures of vital importance to black culture and our nation, among them Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman."
A brighter coming day : a Frances Ellen Watkins Harper reader by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) was the most important and the most popular black feminist abolitionist writer and activist of the nineteenth century. A Brighter Day Coming, the most comprehensive collection of her works, includes all the poems from Harper's extant original volumes, plus many that have never been collected and one that was discovered in manuscript; speeches; and a selection of prose, including excerpts from the novel Iola Leroy and the serialized novel Fancy Etchings, and a generous group of letters ..."--Back cover
'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African America by Frances Smith Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues beliefs about black families to this day. But it's a perception primarily based on documents produced by abolitionists, the state, or other partisans. It doesn't tell the whole story. Drawing on a trove of less well-known sources including family histories, folk stories, memoirs, sermons, and especially the fascinating writings from the Afro-Protestant Press, 'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part offers a radically different perspective on antebellum love and family life. Frances Smith Foster applies the knowledge she's developed over a lifetime of reading and thinking. Advocating both the potency of skepticism and the importance of story-telling, her book shows the way toward a more genuine, more affirmative understanding of African American romance, both then and now
Minnie's sacrifice ; Sowing and reaping ; Trial and triumph : three rediscovered novels by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three recently discovered short novels on the 19th Century black experience. The first (1869) is on a woman raised as a white who discovers she is black, the second (1877) is on the evil of drink, and the third (1889) treats of relations between the races. By the author of Iola Leroy
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs's early life as a slave in North Carolina; her fugitive years in New York, Boston, and Rochester, where she became an abolition activist; and her struggle for freedom, hard won in 1852. This text is a reprint of the 1861 first edition, with explanatory annotations and an introduction by Nellie Y. McKay and Frances Smith Foster." ""Contexts" includes contemporary responses to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by William C. Nell and Lydia Maria Child, among others; twelve related letters and articles by Jacobs published in newspapers during the period from 1853 to 1868; and documents tracing Jacobs's life and achievements as a free woman, including her establishment of a school in Alexandria, Virginia." ""Criticism" collects eleven important assessments of the work by Jean Fagan Yellin, Ann Taves, Valerie Smith, Nellie Y. McKay, Harryette Mullen, Michelle Burnham, Nell Irvin Painter, Frances Smith Foster, Sandra Gunning, Elizabeth V. Spelman, and Christina Accomando." "A chronology and selected bibliography are also included."--Jacket
Still brave : the evolution of black women's studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheryl Clarke, Angela Davis, bell hooks, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker - from the pioneers of black women's studies comes Still Brave, the definitive collection of race and gender writings today. Including Alice Walker's groundbreaking elucidation of the term 'womanist', discussions of women's rights as human rights, and a piece on the Obama factor, the collection speaks to the ways that feminism has evolved and how black women have confronted racism within it
Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into slavery, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (ca. 1824-1907) rose to a position of respect as a talented dressmaker and designer to the political elite of Washington, D.C., and a confidante of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. In this unusual memoir, Keckley offers a rare, behind-the-scenes view of the formal and informal networks that African Americans established among themselves, as well as an insider's perspective of the men who made Civil War politics and the women who influenced them."--Jacket
Love & marriage in early African America( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic children's literature in the schools by Frances Smith Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Til death or distance do us part : marriage and the making of African America by Frances Smith Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses marriage, relationships, and family life for African-Americans during the antebellum era, based on information gathered from family histories, folk stories, memoirs, and writings from the Afro-Protestant press, "'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part."
The house of bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and other slaves by Octavia V. Rogers Albert( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting out to correct the inadequacies of many written accounts of slavery, teacher and social activist Octavia Albert added her own incisive commentary to the personal narratives of former slaves, and called for every Christian's personal acceptance of responsibility for slavery's legacies and lessons
Iola Leroy, or, Shadows uplifted by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1892, this stirring novel by the great writer and activist Frances Harper tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to be sold into slavery in the South when it is discovered that she has Negro blood. After she is freed by the Union army, she works to reunify her family and embrace her heritage, committing herself to improving the conditions for blacks in America. Through her fascinating characters-including Iola's brother, who fights at the front in a colored regiment-Harper weaves a vibrant and provocative chronicle of the Civil War and its consequences through African American eyes in this critical contribution to the nation's literature." -- Publisher description
Still brave : legendary black women on race & gender( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheryl Clarke, Angela Davis, bell hooks, June Jordan, Patricia Hill Collins, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker - from the pioneers of black women's studies comes Still Brave, a collection of race and gender writings today. Including Alice Walker's groundbreaking elucidation of the term "womanist," discussions of women's rights as human rights, and a piece on the Obama factor, the collection speaks to the ways that feminism has evolved and how black women have confronted racism within it
La Familia en África y la diáspora africana : estudio multidisciplinar = Family in Africa and the African diaspora : a multidisciplinary approach( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave narratives text and social context by Frances Smith Foster( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching with the Norton anthology of African American literature : a guide for instructors by Helen Ruth Houston( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnie's sacrifice. Sowing and reaping [u.a.] by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Smith-Foster, Frances 1944-

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Witnessing slavery : the development of ante-bellum slave narrativesWritten by herself : literary production by African American women, 1746-1892The concise Oxford companion to African American literatureA brighter coming day : a Frances Ellen Watkins Harper reader'Til death or distance do us part : love and marriage in African AmericaMinnie's sacrifice ; Sowing and reaping ; Trial and triumph : three rediscovered novelsIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfStill brave : the evolution of black women's studies