Individual Influence

  title={Individual Influence},
  author={George Moses Horton and Jonathan Senchyne},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={1244 - 1250}
George Moses Horton (1797?-1883?) is one of three African Americans known to have published poetry while enslaved in colonial north America or the United States. The recently discovered holograph manuscript of “Individual Influence” is the only available evidence that Horton also wrote short essays. Written in 1855 or 1856 and published here for the first time, “Individual Influence” provides a new perspective on Horton's writing process, his strategic affiliations in Chapel Hill, and his… Expand


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