Phillis Wheatley – American literature

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Phillis Wheatley Enslaved at seven years old When Phillis Wheatley was seven years old, somebody sold her to European slave-traders, and she left Senegal or Gambia on a slave ship to North America. She got to America in 1761, just before the Revolutionary War. Her owners in Boston converted her to Christianity and gave her a good education. As she got older, [...]