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Rachel

by Grimke, Angelina W.

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Boston: The Cornhill Company, 1920. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's brown paper covered boards over black cloth spine, stamped in gilt. Near Fine. Spine cloth faded with titles on spine mostly illegible. Light soiling. Front inner hinge repaired, small stray mark to front free endpaper. Light offsetting to rear blank sheets from four-leaf clover laid in. Rachel is generally accepted as the first published and produced play by an African American woman; it originally ran in 1916 at Myrtill Miner Normal School in Washington, D.C. The playwright was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Some of her work suggests she may have been a lesbian, with much stronger undertones found in her unpublished poems sparking speculation, implying she may have lived a life of "personal and creative" suppression.
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Rachel. A Play in Three Acts
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Rachel. A Play in Three Acts

by Angelina W. Grimke (1880-1958)

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Boston: The Cornhill Company, (1920). 98, [6, (blank)]pp. First Edition. Sm. 8vo. Quarter cloth and gilt-lettered papered boards. Spine gilt dulled; faintest of light foxing foxing to end leaves. A very good and attractive copy. Angelina W. Grimké (1880-1958) was an African-American female poet and reclusive celibate lesbian who was born into the noted biracial Grimké family, with its strong social and community connections to South Carolina and Boston. Grimké's Rachel is widely accepted to be the first play written by, published for, and stage-produced by an African-American woman. Some critics have called the play unabashed anti-racist propaganda, others have described it as semi-autobiographical, with strong parallels to Grimké's own life. With the support of the NAACP, the play was first staged in Washington, D.C., and shortly thereafter in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A three-act drama, Rachel is a tale of racism, of Northern prejudice and its vile effects. Set in an unnamed northern American… Read More
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