Review: Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends

Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends by Farah Jasmine Griffin

So my history class (A Multicultural History of American Women, a title I will never forget) is… interesting. On the one hand, I’m never at my best at 2 PM; one of my professors cheerfully informed me that the human body naturally wants to take a nap then, just as I was walking to said history class. On the other hand, all the reading is very interesting. Most of our readings come straight out of our textbook, Women’s America, so I was very excited to pick up the first of our actual texts of the semester, Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends. I mean, a collection of letters written by two free women of color in the 1800s in America? Sign me up, son! But, unfortunately, as I began to actually read the thing, my enthusiasm flagged…

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