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Information About: African American Poetry

Dates: 1746-1900

Subjects: African Americans, American literature, poetry

Description: African-American Poetry, 1746-1900: Full-text access to nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

African-American Poetry, 1746-1900 is an invaluable resource, not only for literary scholars, but for researchers in black studies, linguistics, women?s studies, the black literary heritage and comparative studies.

The poets are among those included in the William French et al. bibliography, Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1746-1975, from such widely known figures as Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar to those who only gained recognition many years after their death.

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