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African American Texts from the Modern English Collection

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This site contains over 100 full-text scholarly and literary works on race and African-American history and culture from the University of Virginia's Modern English Collection. The site includes works by over 50 authors, primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Works represented include Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Frederick Douglass's autobiographical works and abolitionist speeches, and several essays and speeches by W.E.B. DuBois, as well as pieces by lesser-known writers. The site is keyword searchable and includes a help sheet to aid in searching the collection. While the site contains no contextualizing or biographical information on the writers represented, it is a useful tool for researching and teaching African-American history and literature from the antebellum period thought the early 20th century.

 
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