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The Resource The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, Margarita Engle, (electronic resource)

The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, Margarita Engle, (electronic resource)

Label
The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Title
The Lightning Dreamer
Title remainder
Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Engle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • “I find it so easy to forget / that I?m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.” Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis G?mez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula. In passionate, accessible verses of her own, Engle evokes the voice of this book-loving feminist and abolitionist who bravely resisted an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen, and?was ultimately courageous enough to fight against injustice. Historical notes, excerpts, and source notes round out this exceptional tribute
  • In free verse, this fictionalization evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
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Engle, Margarita
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis
  • Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga, Gertrudis
  • Authors, Cuban
  • Feminists
  • Abolitionists
  • Novels in verse
  • Authors
  • Feminists
  • Abolitionists
  • Central & South America
  • Poetry
  • Literary
  • Girls & Women
  • Central & South America
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, Margarita Engle, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Historical background -- pt. 1. Suns and rays, 1827 -- pt. 2. The orphan theater, 1827 -- pt. 3. The marriage market, 1828 -- pt. 4. See me as I am, 1829 -- pt. 5. The hotel of Peace, 1836 -- Historical note -- The writing of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 192 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547807478
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duze989
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)duze989
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.6 MB)
Label
The Lightning Dreamer : Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, Margarita Engle, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Historical background -- pt. 1. Suns and rays, 1827 -- pt. 2. The orphan theater, 1827 -- pt. 3. The marriage market, 1828 -- pt. 4. See me as I am, 1829 -- pt. 5. The hotel of Peace, 1836 -- Historical note -- The writing of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 192 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547807478
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
duze989
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)duze989
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.6 MB)

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