This literary classic tells of a mixed-race girl, Frado, who is abandoned by her white mother after the death of the child's black father. Author Harriet Wilson combined and subverted two literary styles, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, in writing Our Nig
Harriet E . Wilson worked from a young age as an indentured servant in the home of a New Hampshire family. After publishing Our Nig, she gained fame in New England as an early businesswoman and then as a Spiritualist lecturer.
P. Gabrielle Foreman is a professor of English and American studies at Occidental College.
Reginald H. Pitts is a genealogical consultant and historical researcher.