Black History Month
- African American Literature
- African-American Writers
- American Literature
- Harlem Renaissance
- Multiculturalism in Lit.
- Slave Narratives
- Trickster - Myths & Legend
African-American Literature Anthologies
African-American literature has a rich history of wonderful writers, including: Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. These books collect some of the greatest works by African-American writers.
African-American Writers - Quotes & Writings
What have writers like James Baldwin, Ralph Waldo Ellison and W.E.B. DuBois written? Take a look at these quotes from African-American writers.
Harlem Renaissance Novels
The Harlem Renaissance was a period in American literature, which spanned from the end of World War I into the 1930. Writers like Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Countee Cullen, Angelina Grimke, Jean Toomer, and Langston Hughes wrote about the alienation and marginalization in American society.
Mark Twain - What Did Mark Twain Write About Slavery? Was He a Racist?
What did Mark Twain write about slavery? What was his view on slaves? How did Mark Twain's background influence his perceptions on African Americans?
Slave narratives are an important part of American literature. Writers like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs helped to dispell many of the misconceptions of slavery, as they revealed personal experiences.
When Washington Was in Vogue
"When Washington Was in Vogue" is a love story--told in a series of letters from Davy Carr to Bob Fletcher, a friend in Harlem. The book is remarkable as the first epistolary novel in African-American literary history.