Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

Available

Product Details

Price
$31.04
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780195067859

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) was an African American novelist, playwright, and historian. Born in Portland, Maine, Hopkins was raised in Boston by her mother and adopted father. Supported in her academic pursuits from a young age, Hopkins excelled at Girls High School, where she won a local competition for her essay on the raising of children. In 1877, she began her career as a dramatist with a production in Saratoga, which encouraged her to write a musical entitled Slaves' Escape; or, The Underground Railroad (1880). In 1900, she published "Talma Gordon," now considered the first mystery story written by an African American author. Having established herself as a professional writer, she published three serial novels in the periodical The Colored American Magazine, including Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice (1901-1902) and Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest (1902-1903). Often compared to her contemporaries Charles Chestnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar, Hopkins made a name for herself as a successful and ambitious author who advocated for the rights of African Americans at a time of intense violence and widespread oppression.

Reviews

"A gift to the profession (and to our students) to have the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women's Writers in affordable paperback."--Janet Gabler-Hover, Georgia State Univ."Brilliant...her masterwork."--Eric J. Sundquist in The New York Times Book Review"Terrific romance!"--Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center"Fits into my course wonderfully."--Noelle Arrangoiz, University of Denver