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Rovere, Michelle

Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 7 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michelle Rovere
Sentimental spirits : saving the soul while seizing the heart and swaying the mind by Michelle Rovere( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the nineteenth century, African American women like Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote wrote narratives of their spiritual conversions. Through their efforts and the efforts of others like them, spiritual autobiographies became not only evangelical tools but also a means of shaping African American culture and American society in general. While some black women were working to claim power for their gender and race by writing spiritual narratives, other women, both black and white, were working with sentimental literature to achieve similar goals. This research examines the connection between nineteenth century African American feminine spiritual narratives and sentimental literature. The study concludes that women like Lee, Elaw and Foote employed strategies of sentimental literature when writing their spiritual narratives in an effort to convert readers while taking them on an emotional journey designed to change their attitudes about issues such as abolition and female autonomy
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.61 for Sentimenta ... to 0.61 for Sentimenta ...)