Item description for Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) by Eric Gardner...
In June 1867, the San Francisco Elevator---one of the nation's premier black weekly newspapers during Reconstruction---began publishing articles by a Californian calling herself "Ann J. Trask" and later "Semper Fidelis." Her name was Jennie Carter (1830-1881), and the Elevator would print her essays, columns, and poems for seven years.
Carter probably spent her early life in New Orleans, New York, and Wisconsin, but by the time she wrote her "Always Faithful" columns for the newspaper, she was in Nevada County, California. Her work considers California and national politics, race and racism, women's rights and suffrage, temperance, morality, education, and a host of other issues, all from the point of view of an unabashedly strong-minded African American woman.
Recovering Carter's work from obscurity, this volume represents one of the most exciting bodies of extant work by an African American journalist before the twentieth century. Editor Eric Gardner provides an introduction that documents as much of Carter's life in California as can be known and places her work in historical and literary context.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110108 ISBN13 9781934110102
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More About Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner is chair and professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University. He is the editor of "Major Voices: The Drama of Slavery", and his work has appeared in "African American Review", the "African American National Biography", and "Legacy".
Eric Gardner currently resides in Saginaw. Eric Gardner has an academic affiliation as follows - Saginaw Valley State University.