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Talking Back: Phillis Wheatley, Race, and Religion

Department of English, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
Religions 2019, 10(6), 401;
Received: 9 March 2019 / Revised: 21 May 2019 / Accepted: 20 June 2019 / Published: 25 June 2019
This essay examines the means by which African American poet Phillis Wheatley uses her evangelical Christianity to engage issues of race in revolutionary America. In her poetry and other writings, she addresses and even instructs white men of privilege on the spiritual equality of people of African descent. View Full-Text
Keywords: Phillis Wheatley; race; religion; Thomas Jefferson Phillis Wheatley; race; religion; Thomas Jefferson
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