Chapter One Frances Harper s Poetic Journey
Chapter Two Iola Leroy: Social Equality
Chapter Three Trial and Triumph: The Public Demand for Equality
Chapter Four Sowing and Reaping: Personal Solutions and Conviction
Chapter Five Minnie s Sacrifice and the Poetic License
Chapter Six Conclusion: Of Poems and Politics
Utz McKnight is Chair of the Department of Gender and Race Studies, and Professor of Political Science, at the University of Alabama.
"It's rare to read a book that both recovers a brilliant political
thinker who has long been neglected, and is filled with luminous
insights about contemporary racial politics, but Utz McKnight has
achieved just this. This is one of the best books I've read in a
Alex Zamalin, University of Detroit-Mercy
"Utz McKnight brings to light Frances Ellen Watkins Harper as a visionary. Read this book to discover the incomparable life and penetrating thought of one of the nineteenth century's most important public intellectuals. Absorb its lessons because, as McKnight so elegantly shows, Harper's aspirations for our democracy remain necessary and timeless."
Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University