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Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

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Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South, Pauline E. Hopkins. The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1988. 

Vintage softcover. Very light shelfwear. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

"Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, who was born in Portland, Maine, in 1859, is best known for four novels and numerous short stories which she published between 1900 and 1903.  Her best-known work, the novel Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South, was published in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1900 by the Colored Co-operative Publishing Company.....Through her editorial work, fiction, and a substantial body of nonfiction that addressed black history, racial discrimination, economic justice, and women’s role in society among other topics [at the literary journal  Colored American Magazine], she emerged as one of the era’s preeminent public intellectuals." (Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society).