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The publication was called Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. The novel was later made into a film by Steven Spielberg. In he wrote an ode to Phillis Wheatley, in which he discussed their shared humanity and common bonds. African-American literature has also crossed over to genre fiction.

These publications were both spiritual narratives and travel narratives. He encouraged black nationalism and for people of African ancestry to look favorably upon their ancestral homeland. Terry wrote the ballad in after an Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts. In addition to serving in a number of political posts during his life, he also wrote numerous influential articles and essays. Cassells is a recipient of the William Carlos Williams Award.

This view of African-American literature as a tool in the struggle for Black political and cultural liberation has been stated for decades, perhaps most famously by W. She also had two works published in and titled Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality and Meditations. Stewart's works have been argued to be a refashioning of the jeremiad tradition and focus on the specific plight of African Americans in America during the period. Just as Black activists were pushing to end segregation and racism and create a new sense of Black nationalism, so too were Black authors attempting to address these issues with their writings. Even though he did not complete another novel during his lifetime, Invisible Man was so influential that it secured his place in literary history.

Even though African Americans have long claimed an American identity, during most of United States history they were not accepted as full citizens and were actively discriminated against. Simple Speaks His Mind is perhaps the best-known collection of Simple stories published in book form. As a result, they were part of America while also outside it.

Another prominent author of this period

At the time some critics attacked the book, not believing that a black man could have written such an eloquent work. We insist that our Art and Propaganda be one. Crafts was a fugitive slave from Murfreesboro, North Carolina. It is the first known fiction by an African American, but as it was written in French and published in a French journal, it had apparently no influence on later American literature.

Another prominent author of this period is Booker T. Despite this, the book was an immediate bestseller. Brought to Massachusetts, she was owned by a Boston merchant.