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Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart

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Maria W. Stewart


Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery a…

Six Months In Mexico

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Nellie Bly


This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitte…

The Letters of Mark Twain, Complete

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Mark Twain


These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A …

Bertram Cope's Year

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Henry Blake Fuller


This novel was perhaps the most daring and affirmative LGBT literature of the first two decades of the 20th century in America. In this stor…

A Book of Myths

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Jean Lang


This is a collection of myths--mostly Greek with a smattering of others from the east--written in a clear and easy-to-read style. Lang compl…

Thirty Years A Slave

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Louis Hughes


Louis Hughes was born a slave near Charlottesville, Virginia to a white father and a black slave woman. Throughout his life he worked mostly…

Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.

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Washington Irving


The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1824) is a compilation of eight humorous and observational letters written by American writer, Wash…

Three Years In Europe

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William Wells Brown


William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave--his father a white man who never acknowl…

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave

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Henry Bibb


Henry Walton Bibb was born a slave. His father was white although his identity was not positively known. Bibb was separated from his mother …

My Southern Home or, The South and Its People

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William Wells Brown


William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave; his father was a white man who never ack…

Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

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John Relly Beard


François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revol…

The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk

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John Howell


This work was the true story of Alexander Selkirk (1676 to December 13, 1721), a Scottish sailor who was employed in a number of different t…

The Monk: A Romance

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Matthew Lewis


Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of t…

The Colored Cadet at West Point

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Henry Ossian Flipper


Henry Ossian Flipper--born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856--did not learn to read and write until just before the end…

The Atrocities of the Pirates

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Aaron Smith


In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England.…

The Conjure Woman

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt


Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "P…

The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

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Herman Melville


The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists…

Men with Medals

In The A.E.F.: With General Pershing and the American Forces

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Heywood Broun


In 1917, the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) arrived in Europe to fight alongside the French and British allied forces. American journa…

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