Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
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Phillis Wheatley, the author of this first book of poetry by a black American, was born in West Africa. The book contains thirty-nine poems. The frontispiece of this first, London edition of the book, is comprised of an engraving of Wheatley done by Scipio Moorhead, the slave of Rev. John Moorhead.