Phillis Wheatley by Professor Donna Landry

Interviewed by Megan King

Why is it important that Phillis Wheatley was identified as a negro servant and actually graphically depicted as a pensive position? 

Why was it possible for Wheatley to breakthrough and become a household name, while others in her position didn’t?

Should we think of Wheatley as a revolutionary figure or actually as a rather conservative? 

In what ways was Wheatley poetry self-revolutionary, whether in its from or in its message? 

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