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Author (last, first)Title
Year Published
GenrePublisher
Location of Publisher
Location signed by author
KeywordsDerived FromStatus and Links
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Adams, Clayton
Ethiopia: the Land of Promise; A Book With a Purpose
1917FictionCosmopolitan PressNew York
Black utopia; segregation; reconstruction
HathiTrusthttps://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008407122
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Anderson, William and Walter H. Stowers
Appointed: An American Novel1894Fiction
Detroit Law Printing Co.
Detroit
Interracial friendship; Northerners going south
HathiTrusthttps://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005568825
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Andrews, W.T.A Waif--A Prince; or, A Mother's Triumph1895Fiction
Publishing House, Methodist Episcopal Church South
Nashville, Tennessee
Religious allegory; Egypt (Hebrews as oppressed workers)
History of Black Writing Corpus
Also see LOC: https://www.loc.gov/item/06002450/
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Ashby, William M.Redder Blood1915FictionCosmopolitan PressNew York
Passing; Interracial desire
History of Black Writing Corpus
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004237253
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Bennett, John
Madam Margot, a Grotesque Legend of Old Charleston
1917FictionCentury Co.New York
Supernatural; Romance
History of Black Writing Corpus
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008584649?type%5B%5D=all&lookfor%5B%5D=madame%20margot&ft=ft
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Bibb, Eloise A.Poems1895Poetry
Monthly Review Press
Boston, Massachusetts
Mentions Alice Dunbar-Nelson; Poem to Frederick Douglass; Mentions Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin;
Digital Schomburg
Also see American Verse Project: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/BAD9461.0001.001?view=toc
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Blackson, Lorenzo D.
Rise and Progress of the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness: Or, The Reign of the Kings Alpha and Abedon"
1867FictionJ. Nicholas, Printer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christian; Allegory
History of Black Writing Corpus
Also see Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/riseprogressofki00blac
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Braithwaite, William Stanley
Lyrics of Life and Love1904Poetry
Herbert B. Turner co.
Boston, Massachusetts
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Braithwaite, William Stanley
House of Falling Leaves, With Other Poems
1908PoetryJohn W. Luce and Co
Boston, Massachusetts
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Brown, William Wells
Clotel; Or, the President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
1853FictionPartridge and Oakey
London, England
Slavery; Passing; Interracial; Fugitive Slave Act; Thomas Jefferson
History of Black Writing Corpus
Also see Documenting the American South: https://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/brown/brown.html; very readable edition here: https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/161/clotel-or-the-presidents-daughter/2832/chapter-1-the-negro-sale/
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Bruce, John EdwardAwakening of Hezekiah Jones1916FictionPhil H. Brown
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Politics; Great Migration
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Burgess, Marie LouiseAve Maria, A Tale1895FictionChristian
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Bush-Banks, Olivia WardOriginal Poems1899PoetryLouis A. Basinet
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
U-Pennhttp://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/bush/poems/original-poems.html
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Bush-Banks, Olivia WardDriftwood1914PoetryAtlantic Printing Co
Providence, Rhode Island
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Digital Schomburghttp://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/digs-p/wwm97246/@Generic__BookView
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Chesnutt, CharlesThe Conjure Woman1899Fiction
Houghton, Mifflin, & Co.
New York
Short Stories; Supernatural; Black southern folklore
Gutenberg
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Chesnutt, CharlesThe Colonel's Dream1905Fiction
Harlem Moon, Broadway Books
New York
Segregation; Hopes for reforming the South; Great Migration / returning home
Gutenberg
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Chesnutt, CharlesThe House Behind the Cedars1900Fiction
Passing; Interracial relationships; "tragic mulatto"
Gutenberg
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Chesnutt, CharlesThe Marrow of Tradition1901Fiction
Wilmington, North Carolina race massacre; interracial relationships; segregation; lynching
Gutenberg
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Chesnutt, Charles
The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line
1899
Fiction, Nonfiction
Short StoriesGutenberg
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Clifford, Carrie WilliamsRace Rhymes1911Poetry
Washington, DC
Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance
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Clifford, Carrie WilliamsThe Widening Light1922Poetry
Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance
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Coleman, Lucretia H.N.Poor Ben, A Story of Real Life1890Fiction
Christian; Picaresque
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Dandridge, Raymond Garfield
Poems1920PoetryCincinnati, Ohio
Toussaint L'Overture; World War I; Vernacular; Sonnets
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Detter, ThomasNellie Brown; Or, The Jealous Wife1871Fiction
Marital melodrama; some passing (Jane Grey character)
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Douglass, FrederickThe Heroic Slave1853Fiction
Fugitive Slave Act; Abolitionism
Documenting the American South
https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass1853/douglass1853.html
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Downing, Henry F.
The American Cavalryman: a Liberian Romance
1917FictionLiberia
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Dreer, Herman
The Immediate Jewel of His Soul, A Romance
1919Fiction
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Du Bois, W.E.B.Quest of the Silver Fleece1911FictionA.C. McClurg & Co. New York CityGutenberg
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Dunbar-Nelson, AliceViolets and Other Tales1895Fiction, PoetryMonthly Review
Short stories and poems
Gutenberg
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Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories
1899Fiction
Dodd, Mead, and Co.
New YorkGutenberg
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Dunbar, Paul LaurenceThe Heart of Happy Hollow1904Fiction
Dodd, Mead, and Company
New YorkGutenberg
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Dunbar, Paul Laurence
The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
1922Poetry
Dodd, Mead and Company
New York
Introduction by W.D. Howells
Gutenberg
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Dunbar, Paul Laurence
The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories
1900FictionGutenberg
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Dunbar, Paul LaurenceThe Fanatics1901Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
https://archive.org/details/fanatics00dunbgoog
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Dunbar, Paul LaurenceThe Love of Landry1900Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Dunbar, Paul LaurenceThe Uncalled1898Fiction
North River Bindery Co.
New YorkGutenberg
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Durham, John StephensDiane, Princess of Haiti1902Fiction
Supernatural; Caribbean; Haiti; Obeah (Obi)
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Ellis, George WashingtonThe Leopard's Claw1917FictionLiberia
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Fleming, Sarah Lee Brown
Hope's Highway1918Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Fleming, Sarah Lee Brown
Clouds and Sunshine1920PoetryHathiTrust
Formatting; https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433107804308&view=1up&seq=7
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Fordham, Mary WestonMagnolia Leaves1897PoetryTuskegee Institute
Tuskegee, Alabama
Booker T. Washington Introduction
Gutenberg
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Fowler, Charles H.
Historical Romance of the American Negro
1902Fiction
Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Gutenberg
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Fortune, Timothy Thomas
Dreams of Life: Miscellaneous Poems1905PoetrySelf-publishedNew York
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Franklin, James ThomasCrimson Alters; Or, A Minister's Sin1895Fiction
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Fullilove, MaggieWho Was Responsible?1919Fiction
Temperance; Racially Indeterminate
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Fulton, David Bryant
Hanover, or the Persecution of the Lowly: A Story of the Wilmington Massacre
1899FictionM.C.L. Hill
Dedicated to Ida B. Wells Barnett; Wilmington, Delaware; Violence; Lynching
Gutenberg
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Gilmore, F. GrantThe Problem: A Military Novel1915FictionHenry Connolly Co.
Rochester, New York
Race and the Military; Spanish-American War
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Gilmore, James R.
Among the Pines, or South in Secession-Time
1862FictionCarleton PublisherNew York
Signed as Edmund Kirke
U-Mich.
Remove Page numbers; OCR cleanup; https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/BAA1654.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext
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Grant, John Wesley
Out of the Darkness: Or, Diabolism and Destiny
1909Fiction
Civil War; Interracial
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Griggs, Sutton E.
Imperium in Imperio: A Study of the Negro Race Problem
1899Fiction
The Editor Publishing Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Berkeley, Virginia
Gutenberg
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Griggs, Sutton E.Overshadowed1901FictionOrion Publishing Co.
Nashville, Tennessee
Gutenberg
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Griggs, Sutton E.
The Hindered Hand: or The Reign of the Repressionist
1905FictionOrion Publishing Co.
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Gutenberg
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Griggs, Sutton E.Unfettered1902FictionOrion Publishing Co.
Nashville, Tennessee
Gutenberg
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Griggs, Sutton E.Pointing the Way1908FictionOrion Publishing Co.
Nashville, Tennessee
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Harper, Frances, E.W.Iola Leroy, Or Shadows Uplifted1893FictionPhiladelphia
Preface by William Still; Racial Passing; Temperance; Christianity
Gutenberg
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Harper, Frances, E.W.Minnie's Sacrifice1867FictionGutenberg
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Harper, Frances, E.W.Poems1895PoetryGutenberg
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Harper, Frances, E.W.
Sowing and Reaping, A Temperance story
1876Fiction
Temperance; Racially Indeterminate
GutenbergRemove reference to Frances Smith Foster
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Harper, Frances, E.W.Trial and Triumph1889FictionGutenberg
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Heard, JosephineMorning Glories1890Poetry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contains prefaces
Archive.orgFormatting; https://archive.org/details/morningglories00hear
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Henderson, Elliott BlaineDis, Dat, an' Tutter1908PoetrySelf-published
Springfield, Ohio
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Henderson, Elliott BlaineSoliloquy of Satan and Other Poems1907PoetrySelf-published
Springfield, Ohio
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Hopkins, Pauline
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
1900Fiction
Colored Co-operative Publishing Co.
Boston, Massachusetts
HathiTrust
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b307259&view=1up&seq=13
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Hopkins, PaulineOf One Blood, Or The Hidden Self1902Fiction
Colored American Magazine
EthiopiaArchive.orgRemove page numbers; formatting
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Hopkins, Pauline
Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice
1901Fiction
Colored American Magazine
U-Penn
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Hopkins, Pauline
Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest
1902Fiction
Colored American Magazine
U-Penn
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Hopkins, PaulineTalma Gordon1900Fiction
Colored American Magazine
Short story; interracial
Colored American
https://coloredamerican.org/?page_id=50
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Johnson, Amelia E.The Hazeley Family1894Fiction
American Baptist Publication Society
PhiladelphiaGutenberg
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Johnson, Edward Augustus
Light Ahead for the Negro1904FictionGrafton PressNew York
Utopia; Science Fiction
Gutenberg
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Johnson, FentonA Little Dreaming1913Poetry
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Johnson, FentonVisions of the Dusk1915PoetryF.J. (Self-published)New York
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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Johnson, Georgia Douglas
Bronze1922Poetry
Foreword by W.E.B. Du Bois
Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance
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Johnson, Henry T.
Key to the Problem; or, Tale of a Sable City
1904FictionUtopia; Liberia
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Johnson, Henry T.The Murder Link1866Fiction
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Johnson, James WeldonAutobiography of an Ex-Colored Man1912Fiction
Racial Passing; Music (ragtime)
Gutenberg
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Johnson, James WeldonBook of American Negro Poetry1922
Poetry, Nonfiction
Harcourt, Brace, and Company, Inc.
New YorkNew York CityAnthologyGutenberg
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Johnson, James WeldonFifty Years and Other Poems1917PoetryCornhill CompanyBostonGutenberg
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Johnson, Maggie PogueVirginia Dreams1910Poetry
U-Michigan American Verse Project
Also Digital Schomburg
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Jones, J. McHenryHearts of Gold1896Fiction
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Jones, Yorke
The Climbers: A Story of Sunkissed Sweethearts
1912Fiction
History of Black Writing Novel Corpus
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Jordan, Moses
The Meat Man: A Romance, of Life, of Love, of Labor
1923FictionJudy Publishing Co.Chicago, IllinoisHathiTrusthttps://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102480405
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McKay, ClaudeHarlem Shadows1922Poetry
Harcourt, Brace, and Company
New York
Introduction by Max Eastman
"Claude McKay's Early Poetry"
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Ada Isaacs MenkenInfelicia1873PoetryJ.B. Lippincott & Co.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
U-Michigan American Verse Project
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/BAD8997.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext
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Micheaux, Oscar
The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer
1913
Fiction, Nonfiction
The Woodruff Press
Lincoln, Nebraska
Booker T. Washington Dedication
Gutenberg
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Micheaux, Oscar
The Forged Note: A Romance of the Darker Races
1915Fiction
Western Book Supply Company
Lincoln, Nebraska
Gutenberg
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Micheaux, OscarThe Homesteader1917Fiction
Western Book Supply Company
Sioux City, IowaGutenberg
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Nash, Theodore Edward Delafayette
Love & Vengeance, or Little Viola's Victory
1903Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Ray, H. CordeliaPoems1910PoetryGrafton PressNew YorkDigital SchomburgRemove page numbers and "raster"
http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/digs-p/wwm9719/@Generic__BookView
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Shackelford, Otis M.Lillian Simmons1915Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Spencer, Mary EttaThe Resentment1921FictionLOCRemove page numbers; Formatting
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Steward, T.G.
A Charleston Love Story, Or Hortense Vanross
1899FictionF. Tennyson NeelyNew York
History of Black Writing Corpus
https://web.archive.org/web/20110212010207/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=SteHort.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=all
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Thompson, Priscilla JaneEthiope Lays1900PoetrySelf-published
Rossmoyne, Ohio
Rossmoyne, Ohio
U-Michigan American Verse Project
Remove "Page x"
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/BAD5735.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext
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Toomer, JeanCane1923Fiction, PoetryGutenberg
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Tracy, Robert ArcherSword of Nemesis1919Fiction
Obeah, Obi, Caribbean, Supernatural
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Walker, Thomas H. B.
J. Johnson; Or The Unknown Man: An Answer to Mr. Thom. Dixon's Sins of the Fathers
1915FictionLiberia
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Walker, Thomas H. B.Revelation, Trial and Exile of John Epics1912Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Waring, Robert L.As We See It1910Fiction
History of Black Writing Corpus
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Webb, Frank J.The Garies and their Friends1857Fiction
Preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gutenberg
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White, Charles Frederick
Plea of the Negro Soldier, and a Hundred Other Poems
1908Poetry
Enterprise Printing Company
Easthampton, Massachusetts
U-Michigan American Verse Project
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