Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing and Region
In the mid-nineteenth century, Harriet E. Wilson, an enterprising woman of mixed racial heritage, wrote an autobiographical novel describing the abuse and servitude endured by a young black girl in the supposedly free North. Originally published in Boston in 1859 and "lost" until its 1983 republication by noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, is generally considered the first work of fiction written by an African American woman published in the United States.
University of New Hampshire Press
Wilson, Harriet E., 1825-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation, African American women authors, Race in literature, New England -- In literature
African American Studies | American Literature | Literature in English, North America
Boggis, JerriAnne, Eve A. Raimon, and Barbara A. White. Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, and Region. University of New Hampshire Press, 2007.