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19th Century Africana Literature

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Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century. A selection of published works.

"African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text database of these 19th and early 20th- century titles, this digital library is key-word-searchable. Each individual title as well as the entire database can be searched to determine what these women had to say about "family", "religion", "slavery" or any other subject of interest to the researcher or casual reader. The Schomburg Center is pleased to make this historic resource available to the public."

The Ohio State University Libraries Series Print HOLDINGS ------ Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers:

Gates. Henry Louis Jr., ed. et al. The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. New-York: Oxford University Press.

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Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century.


Chapman, Abraham, ed. Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature. New York: New American Library, 1968.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr., ed. et al. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.  

Giovanni, Nikki, ed. The 100 Best African American Poems. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks MediaFusion; 1 Har/Com edition, 2010.

Hill, Patricia L., ed. Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

Randall, Dudley, ed. The Black Poets. New York: Bantam Books, 1985.

Riley,  Shannon Rose, ed. et. al. Black Drama: 1850 to Present, Second Edition. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press, 2008.

Robbins, Hollis, and Henry L. Gates, edsThe Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers. New York: Penguin Books, 2017.  

Washington, Mary H., ed. Black-eyed Susans: Classic Stories by and About Black Women. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1975.


Graham, Maryemma and Jerry W. Ward. eds. The Cambridge History of African American Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 

Irele, Abiola and Simon Gikandi. eds. The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature: Vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 

Irele, Abiola and Simon Gikandi. eds. The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature: Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Madera, Judith I. Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 

Magill, Frank N., ed. Masterpieces of African American Literature. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Leta Hendricks  10/18/18

African American and African Studies Librarian, Comparative Studies Librarian, and Interim Anthropology Librarian

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