Megda (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

Megda (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers) by Emma Dunham Kelley

ISBN10: 0195052455
ISBN13: 978-0195052459
Author: Emma Dunham Kelley
Title: Megda (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 14, 1988)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1573 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities

Megda (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers) by Emma Dunham Kelley



This novel, which was very popular when published in 1891, tells the story of the conversion experiences of a group of young, middle-class Baptist women and their subsequent - or consequent - marriages. In it, racial issues are only indirectly addressed, gentility is a concern ranking second only to salvation, and humility and obedience are prerequisites to a woman's acceptance by the Christian community. In essence, this is a novel of socialization rather than of social protest.

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