Born c. 1753West AfricaDied December 5, 1784Boston, Massachusetts
"In every human breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom."
(1753 - 1784)
(Also known as Phillis Peters) American poet.
Phillis Wheatley: Introduction
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Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784), the first African American woman poet, was a celebrated literary figure in Boston during the Revolutionary era.In 1761, a frail child of seven or eight years, Phillis...
Biography EssayPhillis Wheatley's status as a slave has hampered a thorough consideration of her work. While many modern readers-accustomed to placing emphasis upon writers' personal reactions to thei...
Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America. Pampered in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, lionize...
Phillis Wheatley's status as a slave has hampered a thorough consideration of her work. While many modern readers--accustomed to placing emphasis upon writers' personal reactions to their subjects--ag...
Phillis Wheatley was one of the most renowned poets of the eighteenth century and her poetry's was as good as the best America poetry of her age. She was born in Gambia, Africa as a slave child and so...