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Frances Harper

by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper & Mint Editions

Frances Harper: Poems, Prose, and Sketches (2021) is a collection of writing by Frances Harper. Harper, the first African American woman to publish a novel, gained a reputation as a popular poet and impassioned...


Violets and Other Tales

by Alice Dunbar Nelson & Mint Editions

Violets and Other Tales (1895) is a collection of stories and poems by Alice Dunbar Nelson. While working as a teacher in New Orleans, Dunbar Nelson published Violets and Other Tales through The Monthly Review...


Exodus

by Bw Smith

In light of the atrocities that African-Americans are facing in the United States, imagine what would happen if they decided to leave!


Far Away from Close to Home

by Vanessa Baden Kelly

New & Noteworthy: The New York Times “Vivid and relatable. The writing is like Vanessa herself; funny, charming and brave.” —Mindy Kaling Through a series of extraordinary, incisive, often-humorous essays,...


Summary of The Vanishing Half

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half, published in June 2020, is the second novel by author Brit Bennett. It became a New York Times bestseller and was selected as a Good Morning America Book Club...


The Essential Pauline E. Hopkins

by Pauline E. Hopkins & Mint Editions

The Essential Pauline E. Hopkins (2021) compiles several iconic works of fiction by a pioneering figure in American literature. Contending Forces was Hopkins? first major publication as a leading African American...


LUCY NEGRO, REDUX

by Caroline Randall Williams & Paul Vasterling

"Part lyrical narrative, part bluesy riff, part schoolyard chant and part holy incantation" ? New York Times Lucy Negro, Redux, uses the lens of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" sonnets to explore the way questions...


Wicked Enchantment

by Wanda Coleman & Terrance Hayes

ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST—The New York Times and Washington Post

A voice for justice, anti-racism, and equality—here is the greatest and most powerful work of the people’s poet, Wanda Coleman.

Coleman was...


The Marrow of Tradition

by Charles W. Chesnutt

In this landmark tale, one of the great American novelists exposed the harsh dimensions of Southern prejudice during post?Reconstruction era. Charles W. Chesnutt traces the intertwined lives of two prominent...


The Marrow of Tradition

by Charles W. Chesnutt

In this landmark tale, one of the great American novelists exposed the harsh dimensions of Southern prejudice during post?Reconstruction era. Charles W. Chesnutt traces the intertwined lives of two prominent...


Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now

by Andre Perry

"Beautiful, brilliant, bold... Tantamount to a slice from the Americana songbook." —Christopher John Stephens, PopMatters

With luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry’s debut collection of personal...


The W.E.B. Dubois Collection

by W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Dubois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant...


The Complete Novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here you will find the complete novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the chronological order of their original publication. - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - The Minister’s Wooing...


Black Writers Matter

by Whitney French & Afua Cooper

"Black Writers? African, Bluesy, Classical, Disrespectful,  Erudite, Fiery, Groovy, Haunting, Inspiring, Jazzy, Knowing, Liberating, Militant, Nervy, Optimistic, Pugnacious, Quixotic, Rambunctious, Seductive,...


introspektd: the lone languishing for love

by Tiffany Rachann

Life is merely an assessment of how poetically we respond to what we’ve been chosen to learn. It relies heavily on unprecedented truths and engenders what we acquaint as responsibility. introspektd: the lone...


Where Is All My Relation?

by Michael A. Chaney

Where Is All My Relation? presents the first sustained academic discussion of the poetry, pottery, and culture of David Drake, an antebellum slave who distinguished himself by composing verse on the ceramics...


White Writers, Race Matters

by Gregory S. Jay

What explains the enduring popularity of white-authored protest fiction about racism in America? How have such books spoken to the racial crises of their time, and why do they remain important in our own era?...


Empire of Ruin

by John Levi Barnard

From the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and the 9/11 Memorial Museum, classical forms and ideas have been central to an American nationalist aesthetic. Beginning with an understanding of this centrality...


Electric Arches

by Eve L. Ewing

Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. Blending stark realism with the fantastical, Ewing takes us from the streets of...


Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Complete Novels

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here you will find the complete novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the chronological order of their original publication. - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - The Minister’s Wooing...