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African-American Poetry

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The Database of African-American Poetry, 1760-1900, includes the poems of such well-known figures as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Phillis Wheatley and the verse of many lesser-known poets whose works may only be found in anthologies or private libraries. Covering a wide range of topics from slavery and abolition to love and death, this collection provides a unique portrait of early America through the reflections of African-American poets during the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains a rich variety of poetic styles and types including elegies, odes, ditties, hymns, and sonnets. The bibliographic source for the Database of African-American Poetry is the invaluable Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975, by W. P. French et al.

Guide to The Database of Africa-American Poetry

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  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Victorian Studies

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American poetry--Afro-American authors Databases.
American poetry--Afro-American authors--19th century Databases.
American poetry--Afro-American authors--18th century Databases.