TITLE

Putting Thoughts into Words

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Lisa Clayton
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Footsteps;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the life and work of Jupiter Hammon, an author by profession and a Negro slave. Hammon was a slave his entire life, passed down as property through three generations of the Lloyd family, in which he was born. Hammon's surviving pieces of writing include poetry and prose. They are deeply religious and heavily influenced by the kinds of contemporary literature and Christian hymns that would have been common in a household like the Lloyds'. Most of Hammon's writings do not mention race or slavery. However, in some passages, Hammon's unique point of view is on display.
ACCESSION #
19531684

 

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