Kate Drumgoold

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Kate Drumgoold (born c. 1858 or 1859 – ?)[1] was an American woman born into slavery around 1858 near Petersburg, Virginia. Her life is captured in her autobiography, A Slave Girl's Story, Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold. It offers a message of racial uplift, faith, and education.[2] "It is a rare portrait of a former slave who moved between the highly urbanized environment of New York City and the rural South."[this quote needs a citation]

References

  1. ^ This estimate of her birth date is given by various sources and. although her date of death is also unknown. her narrative ends abruptly in 1897, as noted in Meredith Malburne's "Summary of A Slave Girl's Story. Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold". Documenting the American South. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  2. ^ Gardner, Eric. "Drumgoold, Kate", Henry Louis Gates Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (eds), African American National Biography. Oxford African American Studies Center, October 4, 2012.

Further reading

  • Andrews, William L., ed. Six Women's Slave Narratives (1988).
  • DePriest, Tomika. "Drumgoold, Kate", Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing, 1993, 356-357.
  • Drumgoold, Kate. A Slave Girl's Story. Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold. Brooklyn: The Author, 1898.
  • Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives, New York: New York University Press, 1996
  • Gwin, Minrose C. "Drumgoold, Kate," The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 237.
  • Jones, Sharon L. "Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family and Identity in Women’s Slave Narratives". MELUS (2000): 307 in Context.
  • Malburne, Meredith. "Summary of A Slave Girl's Story. Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold". Documenting the American South. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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