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100 1  Whipple, Frances H 
245 10 Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge 
264  1 Morgantown :|bWest Virginia University Press,|c2010 
264  4 |c©2013 
300    1 online resource (185 pages) 
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490 1  Regenerations Ser 
505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 
       Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge and Nineteenth-Century 
       Interracial Coauthorship -- Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge, 
       Sentimentalism, and (Black) Print Culture as (White) 
       Women's Political Activism -- Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge
       and Productions of Maria W. Stewart -- A Free Woman of 
       Property -- Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge and the Rhode 
       Island Court of Common Pleas -- Conclusion: Memoirs of 
       Elleanor Eldridge as African American Literature -- A 
       Final Note on Recovering Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge -- 
       Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge -- Preface. -- Chapter I. -- 
       Chapter II. -- Chapter III. -- Chapter IV. -- Chapter V. -
       - Chapter VI. -- Chapter VII. -- Chapter VIII. -- Chapter 
       IX. -- Chapter X. -- Chapter XII. -- Chapter XIII. -- 
       APPENDIX. -- Appendices to 2014 Edition -- About the 
       Authors 
520    Elleanor Eldridge, born of African and US indigenous 
       descent in 1794, operated a lucrative domestic services 
       business in nineteenth century Providence, Rhode Island. 
       In defiance of her gender and racial background, she 
       purchased land and built rental property from the wealth 
       she gained as a business owner. In the 1830s, Eldridge was
       defrauded of her property by a white lender. In a series 
       of common court cases as alternately defendant and 
       plaintiff, she managed to recover it through the Rhode 
       Island judicial system. In order to raise funds to carry 
       out this litigation, her memoir, which includes statements
       from employers endorsing her respectable character, was 
       published in 1838. Frances Harriet Whipple, an aspiring 
       white writer in Rhode Island, narrated and co-authored 
       Eldridge's story, expressing a proto-feminist outrage at 
       the male "extortioners" who caused Eldridge's loss and 
       distress. With the rarity of Eldridge's material 
       achievements aside, Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge forms an 
       exceptional antebellum biography, chronicling Eldridge's 
       life from her birth through the first publication of 
       almost yearly editions of the text between 1838 and 1847. 
       Because of Eldridge's exceptional life as a freeborn woman
       of color entrepreneur, it constitutes a counter-narrative 
       to slave narratives of early 19th-century New England, 
       changing the literary landscape of conventional American 
       Renaissance studies and interpretations of American 
       Transcendentalism. With an introduction by Joycelyn K. 
       Moody, this new edition contextualizes the extraordinary 
       life of Elleanor Eldridge--from her acquisition of wealth 
       and property to the publication of her biography and her 
       legal struggles to regain stolen property. Because of her 
       mixed-race identity, relative wealth, local and regional 
       renown, and her efficacy in establishing a collective of 
       white women patrons, this 
520 8  biography challenges typical African and indigenous 
       women's literary production of the early national period 
       and resituates Elleanor Eldridge as an important cultural 
       and historical figure of the nineteenth century 
588    Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other
       sources 
590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
       may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated 
       libraries 
650  0 Eldridge, Elleanor, -- 1784-1845?;African American women -
       - Rhode Island -- Providence -- Biography.;African 
       Americans -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Biography.;Free
       blacks |z Rhode Island |z Providence |v Biography.;African
       Americans -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Social 
       conditions -- 19th century.;Providence (R.I.) -- Race 
       relations.;Providence (R.I.) -- Biography 
655  4 Electronic books 
700 1  Eldridge, Elleanor 
700 1  Moody, Joycelyn 
700 1  Moody, Joycelyn 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aWhipple, Frances H.|tMemoirs of Elleanor
       Eldridge|dMorgantown : West Virginia University Press,
       c2010|z9781935978237 
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