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William Lloyd Garrison, the Abolitionist

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Archibald Grimké


"THE author of this volume desires . . . to say . . . that it is his earnest hope that this record of a hero may be an aid to brave and…

Sree Krishna, The Lord of Love

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Baba Premanand Bharati


I beg to present this my humble work to the English reader. It is the history of the Universe from its birth to its dissolution. I have expl…

The Fortunes of Nigel

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Sir Walter Scott


During the turbulent moment in English history involving King James 1 and 6, Nigel Olifaunt, a Scottish lord, seeks to protect his family ho…

The Life of Washington, Volume 4

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John James Marshall


This fourth volume covers the final battles and the peace conditions of the war, Washington at home, Washington as first President, and the …

Wild Bird Guests

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Ernest Baynes


How to entertain them; with chapters on the destruction of birds, their economic and aesthetic values, suggestions for dealing with their en…

Sowing and Reaping

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Frances E. W. Harper


This novel is subtitled A Temperance Story, which identifies explicitly the focus of the work. Frances Harper is a Christian moralist and us…

The Gift of Black Folk: The Negroes in the Making of America

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W. E. B. Du Bois


This essay is an attempt to set forth more clearly than has hitherto been done the effect which the Negro has had upon American life. Its th…

The Passing of the Great Race

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Madison Grant


The rapidly growing appreciation of the importance of race during the last few years, the study of the influence of race on nationality as s…

Finding a Way Out: An Autobiography

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Robert R. Moton


He says about this work: "I have tried to record the events that have given character and colour to my own life, and at the same time t…

True Love: A Story of English Domestic Life

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Sarah Farro


The author is aware that she is entering a field which has been diligently cultivated by the best minds in Europe and America. Her design in…

Walker's Appeal

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David Walker


The Appeal grabbed readers’ attention in as dramatic a manner as Walker could have possibly imagined. In her book, Maria W. Stewart and the …

Fact Stranger than Fiction

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John Patterson Green


I desire, to place before the colored youth, of my class, another concrete proof of the fact that, even in the United States, where the hand…

The Primitive

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Chester Himes


A nerve-twisting novel of passion and destruction (Summary by a literary critic)

Charles Sumner, The Scholar in Politics

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Archibald Grimké


In the two volumes assigned to him in the American Reformer Series, viz., the "Life of William Lloyd Garrison, the Abolitionist," …

Historical Romance of the American Negro

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Charles H. Fowler


It was not long before the fame of the colored soldiers of America was wafted over the whole world and everywhere received by all lovers of …

Discoveries: Essays in Literary Criticism

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John Middleton Murry


Introductory Note: I have called these essays and lectures by a title that some people may think presumptuous: first, because it is the titl…

The Heart of Happy Hollow

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Paul Laurence Dunbar


Happy Hollow; are you wondering where it is? Wherever Negroes colonise in the cities or villages, north or south, wherever the hod carrier, …

Black No More

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George Schuyler


Being an account of the strange and wonderful workings of science in the land of the free, A.D. 1933-1940. (Summary by author)

Special Report on Negro Domestic Service in the Seventh Ward Philadelphia

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Isabel Eaton


This paper is an attempt to give the most accurate facts obtainable bearing upon the question of colored domestic service in Philadelphia. (…

Savage Holiday

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Richard Wright


Savage Holiday is an unforgettable story--a high tension drama that throbs with suspense and shows the reader what it's like to be Erskine F…

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