Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

Pauline Elizabeth HOPKINS (1859 - 1930)

Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent African-American novelist, journalist, historian, and playwright. The book was described as "a powerful narrative of love and intrigue, founded on events which happened in the exciting times immediately following the assassination of President Lincoln: a story of the Republic in the power of Southern caste prejudice toward the Negro." (From the January, 1901, issue of "The Colored American Magazine")

In another of her works, the author explained the nature and purpose of her literary efforts: "But, after all, it is the simple, homely tale, unassumingly told, which cements the bond of brotherhood among all classes and all complexions. Fiction is of great value to any people as a preserver of manners and customs—religious, political and social. It is a record of growth and development from generation to generation. No one will do this for us; we must ourselves develop the men and women who will faithfully portray the inmost thoughts and feelings of the Negro with all the fire and romance which lie dormant in our history, and, as yet, unrecognized by writers of the Anglo-Saxon race." (From the Preface, Contending Forces, 1900) (Summary by lubee930)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 05 Chapter V KHand
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Emma Mercier
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Play 20 Chapter XX Emma Mercier
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Play 21 Chapter XXI Emma Mercier
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII Emma Mercier
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI Arie
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Play 29 Chapter XXIX Michele Fry
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Play 31 Chapter XXXI Michele Fry
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