New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. xxxv, viii, 249p., text and numerous portraits in facsimile, hardbound item in dark blue 6.7x4.8 inch cloth boards gilt; some tiny flecks of paint slightly mar the cover, find a small smudge in the titlepage publisher's slug (printer's error?), else entirely sound and clean, a quite good copy. The "homespun" of the title belies many professional lives also recounted here. The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-century Black Women Writers.