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Day: January 29, 2020

Phillis Wheatley: A Tale of Hope and Woe

Phillis Wheatley was the second prominent woman poet in New England. Like Bradstreet’s, Phillis Wheatley’s life (1753 – 1784) shows the opportunities and limitations of being a woman in Massachusetts – with the big difference that the eight-year-old Wheatley came to Boston as a slave from West Africa. She was named after the slave ship …

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