Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Invisible bodies, invisible work: nineteenth-century American womanhood and the pastoral of the American homescape
  • 1. "Sole and earnest endeavor": African American women's poetry in the late nineteenth century
  • 2.Black woman as object and symbol: African American women poets in the Harlem Renaissance
  • 3. Revolutionary dreams: African American women poets in the Black Arts Movement
  • 4. Locating the black female subject: late-twentieth-century African American women poets and the landscape of the body.