Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century /

"Despite important recovery and authentication efforts during the last twenty-five years, the vast majority of nineteenth-century African American writers and their work remain unknown to today's readers. Moreover, the most widely used anthologies of black writing have established a canon...

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Other Authors: Mance, Ajuan Maria, (Editor)
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Language:English
Published: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2016]
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • An oration on the abolition of the slave trade, delivered in the African Church, in the City of New York, January 1, 1808 /
  • Peter Williams
  • A thanksgiving sermon /
  • Absalom Jones
  • Letters from a man of colour, on a late bill before the Senate of Pennsylvania. Letter I /
  • James Forten
  • To our patrons /
  • Samuel Cornish and John Russwurm
  • The tears of a slave /
  • Amos Beman
  • Theresa, a Haytien tale /
  • S.
  • Gratitude ;
  • Lines: on the evening and the morning ;
  • Slavery ;
  • Forbidden to ride on the street cars /
  • George Moses Horton
  • Appeal to the coloured citizens of the world. Article I: our wretchedness in consequence of slavery /
  • David Walker
  • An address, delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston, February 27, 1833 /
  • Maria W. Stewart
  • Ella: a sketch ;
  • Family worship /
  • Sarah Mapps Douglass
  • Advice to young ladies ;
  • Lines upon being examined in school studies for the preparation of a teacher ;
  • The infant class, written in school /
  • Ann Plato
  • What are the colored people doing for themselves? ;
  • To my old master ;
  • The heroic slave /
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Letter from William W. Brown, Adelphi Hotel, York, March 26, 1851 ;
  • Letter from William Wells Brown, Oxford, Sept. 10th, 1851 ;
  • Clotel, or, The president's daughter. Chapter I: the negro sale ;
  • Visit of a fugitive slave to the grave of Wilberforce ;
  • My Southern home, or, The South and its people. Chapter IX /
  • William Wells Brown
  • "Heads of the colored people," done with a whitewash brush ;
  • The black news-vendor ;
  • The washerwoman ;
  • The sexton ;
  • The schoolmaster /
  • James McCune Smtih
  • From our Brooklyn correspondent, May 13, 1852 ;
  • Afric-American picture gallery, number I /
  • William J. Wilson
  • America ;
  • Prayer of the oppressed ;
  • A poem /
  • James Monroe Whitfield
  • To Mrs. Harriet B. Stowe ;
  • On the death of my sister Cecilia, the last of five members of the family, who died successively ;
  • An epitaph /
  • Joseph C. Holly
  • Eliza Harris ;
  • The slave auction ;
  • Bury me in a free land ;
  • Enlightened motherhood: an address ... before the Brooklyn Literary Society, November 15, 1892 /
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Sketches of slave life, or, Illustrations of the "peculiar institution." The blood of the slave ;
  • Slaves on the auction block /
  • Peter Randolph
  • From The repeal of the Missouri Compromise considered ;
  • Loguen's position /
  • Elymas Payson Rogers
  • The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman. Chapter I-II ;
  • Letter to Rev. J.W. Loguen, from his old mistress, and Mr. Loguen's reply /
  • J.W. Loguen
  • Blake, or, The huts of America. Chapter VI: Henry's return ;
  • Chapter VII: Master and slave ;
  • Chapter VIII: The sale ;
  • Chapter IX: The runaway /
  • Martin R. Delany
  • Our nig: sketches from the life of a free black. Chapter I: Mag Smith, my mother ;
  • Chapter II: My father's death ;
  • Chapter III: A new home for me /
  • Harriet E. Wilson
  • Incidents in the life of a slave girl. Chapter I: Childhood ;
  • Chapter II: The new master and mistress ;
  • Chapter V: The trials of girlhood ;
  • Chapter VI: The jealous mistress /
  • Harriet Jacobs
  • Liberia ;
  • To Madame Selika /
  • John Willis Menard
  • The New York riot /
  • Solomon G. Brown
  • Poetry and poets. Part I, II, IV ;
  • The critic /
  • J. Anderson Raymond
  • Neglected opportunities ;
  • On horse back: saddle dash, numbers I /
  • Edmonia Goodelle Highgate
  • Thanksgiving Day sermon: the social principle among a people and its bearing on their progress and development /
  • Alexander Crumwell
  • Lincoln: written for the occasion of the unveiling of the freedmen's monument in memory of Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1876 ;
  • To my father ;
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture ;
  • In memoriam: Paul Laurence Dunbar /
  • Henrietta Cordelia Ray
  • Black and white: land, labor, and politics in the South. Chapter XII: civilization degrades the masses ;
  • The conclave: to the ladies of Tuskegee School ;
  • Love's divinest power ;
  • Come away, love /
  • Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • The goophered grapevine ;
  • Tobe's tribulations ;
  • The free colored people of North Carolina /
  • Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • A mother's love ;
  • Wilberforce ;
  • The black Samson ;
  • An epitaph /
  • Josephine D. Henderson Heard
  • A voice from the South. Womanhood: a vital element in the regeneration and progress of a race /
  • Anna Julia Cooper
  • A hero in ebony: a Pullman porter's story ;
  • Hanover, or, The persecution of the lowly: a story of the Wilmington massacre. Chapter V: Molly Pierrepont ;
  • Henry Berry Lowery, the North Carolina outlaw: a tale of the Reconstruction period /
  • David Bryant Fulton
  • Southern horrors: lynch law in all its phases. Preface ;
  • The offense ;
  • The black and white of it /
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • The intellectual progress of colored women since the Emancipation Proclamation /
  • Fannie Barrier Williams
  • An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist. Chapter XXXI /
  • Amanda Smith
  • The newsboy ;
  • Afro-American boy ;
  • The warrior's lay ;
  • Soul visions ;
  • The superannuate /
  • Katherine Davis Tillman
  • The white problem /
  • Richard Theodore Greener
  • The value of race literature: an address delivered at the First Congress of Colored Women of the United States /
  • Victoria Earle Matthews
  • De linin' ub de hymns ;
  • Stickin' to de hoe /
  • Daniel Webster Davis
  • Unexpressed ;
  • Frederick Douglass ;
  • When Malindy sings ;
  • A Negro love song ;
  • Little brown baby ;
  • Dawn ;
  • Compensation /
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Voices ;
  • Heart-throbs ;
  • The nation's evil /
  • Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
  • Imperium in imperio. Chapter I: a small beginning ;
  • Chapter II: the school ;
  • Chapter III: the parson's advice ;
  • Chapter IV: the turning of a worm /
  • Sutton E. Griggs
  • The American Negro: what he was, what he is, and what he may become. Chapter VII: moral lapses /
  • William Hannibal Thomas
  • A Georgia episode /
  • A Gude Deekun
  • Hagar's daughter: a story of Southern caste prejudice. Chapter IV-V /
  • Pauline Hopkins
  • The snapping of the bow ;
  • Me 'n' Dunbar ;
  • Juny at the gate ;
  • The black cat club: Negro humor and folk-lore. Chapter I: the club introduced /
  • James D. Corrothers
  • The path of life ;
  • The battleground ;
  • The problem /
  • Benjamin Griffith Brawley
  • The octoroon's revenge /
  • Ruth D. Todd
  • Love's wayfaring ;
  • Golden moonrise ;
  • In the athenaeum looking out on the granary burying ground on a rainy day in November /
  • William Stanley Braithwaite
  • What happened to Scott: an episode of election day /
  • Augustus Hodges
  • Bernice, the octoroon /
  • Marie Louise Burgess-Ware
  • Credo ;
  • A litany of Atlanta ;
  • The burden of black women ;
  • My country, 'tis of thee /
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The preacher's wife, dedicated to the wives of the itinerant preachers of the M.E. Church ;
  • Apple sauce and chicken fried ;
  • To a spring in the Cumberlands ;
  • The bachelor girl /
  • Effie Waller Smith
  • What it means to be colored in the capital of the United States /
  • Mary Church Terrell
  • From As to the leopard's spots: an open letter to Thomas Dixon, Jr. /
  • Kelly Miller
  • An unheeded signal /
  • Thomas Horatius Malone
  • Freedom at McNealy's ;
  • The husband's return ;
  • A home greeting /
  • Priscilla Jane Thompson
  • Johnny's pet superstition ;
  • Mrs. Johnson objects ;
  • The Easter bonnet ;
  • A lullaby /
  • Clara Ann Thompson
  • The new Negro /
  • S. Laing Williams
  • Grant and Lee ;
  • Uncle Remus to Massa Joel ;
  • The Confederate veteran and the old-time darky ;
  • Negro love song /
  • Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • Old maid's soliloquy ;
  • What's mo' temptin' to de palate /
  • Maggie Pogue Johnson.