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Our Nig

or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

by Harriet E. Wilson and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Frado, a mixed-race girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of her black father, takes a job as a servant to a lower middle-class white family in the North, only to encounter a world of abuse and abandonment.

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JerriAnne Boggis, executive director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, poses with a monument that was erected in Harriet E. Wilson's honor. Boggis says when she read Wilson's book, she felt as if it was written the book just for her. Jack Rodolico /New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Early Novel Written By Free Black Woman Called Out Racism Among Abolitionists

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