Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

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A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.

In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines...

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“Ambitious, original…a beautiful experiment in its own right.” - Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

“A startling, dazzling act of resurrection…Hartman has granted these forgotten, ‘wayward’...

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