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Contending Forces

by Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South is the first major novel by Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. Contending Forces focuses on African American families in post-Civil War American society. Hopkins, a child of free parents of color, imprinted her "own evasive and unsettling maternal family history, which linked her to the Atlantic slave trade, the West Indies, and the American South" that are described within this text, representing common experiences endured by enslaved and free individuals of this time period.

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English

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English

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1900

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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins was a prominent African-American novelist, journalist, playwright, historian, and editor. She is considered a pioneer in her use of the&nbs...

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