Frances Smith Foster

Frances Smith Foster (Ph.D. University of California, San Diego), Editor, The Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance; Co-Editor, The Literature of Slavery and Freedom. Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Emory University. Author of “Til Death or Distance Do Us Part”: Love and Marriage in African America; Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746–1892; and Witnessing Slavery: The Development of the Antebellum Slave Narrative. Co-editor of the Oxford Companion to African American Literature and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Editor of several works, including Love and Marriage in Early African America; Minnie’s Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping, Trial and Triumph: Three Rediscovered Novels by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper; Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes; and the Norton Critical Edition of Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

Books by Frances Smith Foster

  1. Book CoverIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  

    “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of Hartford

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  2. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 2

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  3. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two Volume Set

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  4. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More