|Plot Summary of The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells|
|"This is the diary of Ida B. Wells, a black woman famous for her anti-lynching activism during the early 20th century. The journal covers Ida's days as a young schoolteacher and part-time journalist in Memphis between 1885 and 1887. She muses over such diverse topics as politics, religion, and career, along with personal matters including family, finances, and her many suitors. The diary provides a detailed picture of what it was like to be a young, single, educated black woman at the end of the nineteenth century."
Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells|
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Political/social rights fight
- minorities fighting for rights
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (south)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 51-75% of book
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