African-American Poetry, 1760-1900

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Beadle, Samuel Alfred [1899], Sketches from Life in Dixie: By S. A. Beadle (Chicago: Scroll Publishing & Literary Syndicate, 1899.) [BeSaAl, SkFrLiI].

Beadle, Samuel Alfred [1912], Lyrics of the Under World: By S. A. Beadle (Jackson, Miss.: W. A. Scott, 1912.) [BeSaAl, LyOfThU].

Bell, James Madison [1901], The Poetical Works of James Madison Bell (Lansing, Michigan: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., [1901].) [BeJaMa, ThPoWoO].

Benjamin, Robert C. O. [1883], Poetic Gems, By R. C. O. Benjamin (Charlottesville, Va.: Peck & Allan, 1883.) [BeRoCO, PoGeByR].

Bibb, Eloise A. [1971], Poems: By Eloise Bibb (Reprinted 1971. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.) [BiElA, PoByElB].

Blackson, Lorenzo Dow [1867], The Rise and Progress of The Kingdoms of Light & Darkness. Or, The Reign of Kings Alpha and Abadon. By Lorenzo D. Blackson (Philadelphia: J. Nicholas, 1867.) [BlLoDo, ThRiAnP].

Campbell, Alfred Gibbs [1883], Poems. By Alfred Gibbs Campbell (Newark N. J.: Advertiser Printing House, 1883.) [CaAlGi, PoByAlG].

Campbell, James Edwin [1895], Echoes....From The Cabin and Elsewhere: By James Edwin Campbell (Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1895.) [CaJaEd, EcThCaA].

Cannon, Noah Calwell W. [1833], The Rock of Wisdom; An Explanation of The Sacred Scriptures, By the Rev. N. C. Cannon, (A Man of Color.) To which are added several Interesting Hymns ([New York]: 1833.) [CaNoCaW, ThRoOfW].

Clark, Benjamin Cutler [1867], The Past, Present, and Future. In Prose and Poetry. By B. Clark (Toronto: Adam, Stevenson, & Co., 1867.) [ClBeCu, ThPaPrA].

Coffin, Frank Barbour [1897], Coffin's Poems with Ajax' Ordeals by F. B. Coffin (Little Rock, Arkansas: The Colored Advocate, 1897.) [CoFrBa, CoPoWiA].

Coffin, Frank Barbour [1947], Factum Factorum by Frank B. Coffin (New York: The Haven Press, 1947.) [CoFrBa, FaFaByF].

Corrothers, James David [1899], [De Tree-Toad, in] The Century: Illustrated Monthly Magazine: Vol. LVIII. New Series, Vol. XXXVI. May, 1899, to October, 1899 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1899.) [CoJaDa, DeTrInT].

Corrothers, James David [1899], [Way in de Woods, an' Nobody Dar, in] The Century: Illustrated Monthly Magazine: Vol. LVII. New Series, Vol. XXXV. November, 1898, to April, 1899 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1899.) [CoJaDa, WaInDeW].

Corrothers, James David [1900], [A Dixie Thanksgivin', in] The Century: Illustrated Monthly Magazine: Vol. LIX. New Series, Vol. XXXVII. November, 1899, to April, 1900 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1900.) [CoJaDa, ADiThIn].

Corrothers, James David [1901], [Me 'n' Dunbar, in] The Colored American Magazine: Vol. III. July, 1901. No. 3 (1901) [CoJaDa, MeNDuIn].

Corrothers, James David [1901], [The Gift of The Greatest God, in] The Colored American Magazine: Vol. IV. December, 1901. No. 2 (1901) [CoJaDa, ThGiOfT].

Corrothers, James David [1901], [The Snapping of the Bow, in] The Colored American Magazine: Vol. III. May, 1901. No. 3 (1901) [CoJaDa, ThSnOfT].

Corrothers, James David [1901], [To --- (A Sonnet), in] The Colored American Magazine: Vol. IV. November, 1901. No. 1 (1901) [CoJaDa, ToASoIn].

Corrothers, James David [1903], [An Optimist, in] The Century: Illustrated Monthly Magazine: Vol. LXV. New Series, Vol. XLIII. November, 1902, to April, 1903 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1903.) [CoJaDa, AnOpInT].

Corrothers, James David [1904], [Ha'nts, in] The Century: Illustrated Monthly Magazine: Vol. LXVII. New Series, Vol. XLV. November, 1903, to April, 1904 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1904.) [CoJaDa, HaInThC].

Corrothers, James David [1904], [In a Southland Vale, in] The Voice of the Negro: Vol I. No. IV. April 1904 (1904) [CoJaDa, InASoVa].

Corrothers, James David [1904], [The Peace of God, in] The Voice of the Negro: Vol I. No. VI. June 1904 (1904) [CoJaDa, ThPeOfG].

Corrothers, James David [1905], [A Face, in] The Voice of the Negro: Vol II. No. III. March 1905 (1905) [CoJaDa, AFaInTh].

Corrothers, James David [1905], [Lincoln, in] The Voice of the Negro. Vol II. No. I. January 1905 (1905) [CoJaDa, LiInThV].

Corrothers, James David [1913], [The Road to the Bow, in] The Crisis: Vol. V. No. III. January 1913 (1913) [CoJaDa, ThRoToT].

Corrothers, James David [1913], [Up! Sing the Song, in] The Crisis: Vol VI. No. I. May 1913 (1913) [CoJaDa, UpSiThS].

Corrothers, James David [1914], [A Song of May and June, in] The Crisis: Vol. VIII. No. II. June 1914 (1914) [CoJaDa, ASoOfMa].

Corrothers, James David [1915], [In the Matter of Two Men, in] The Crisis: Vol. IX. No. III. January 1915 (1915) [CoJaDa, InThMaO].

Corrothers, James David [1915], [The Black Man's Soul, in] The Crisis: Vol. X. No. VI. October 1915 (1915) [CoJaDa, ThBlMaS].

Davis, Daniel Webster [1895], Idle Moments: Containing Emancipation and other Poems by D. Webster Davis, With an Introduction by Hon. John H. Smythe (Baltimore, Md.: The Educator of Morgan College, 1895.) [DaDaWe, IdMoCoE].

Davis, Daniel Webster [1897], 'Weh Down Souf and other Poems: Daniel Webster Davis: Illustrations: William L. Sheppard: Cover Design: Elizabeth Geary (Cleveland: The Helman-Taylor Company, 1897.) [DaDaWe, WeDoSoA].

Dunbar, Paul Laurence [1993], The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Edited and with an Introduction by Joanne M. Braxton (London: The University Press of Virginia, 1993.) [DuPaLa, ThCoPoO].

Fordham, Mary Weston [1897], Magnolia Leaves. Poems by Mary Weston Fordham, with Introductory by Booker T. Washington (Charleston, S. C.: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1897.) [FoMaWe, MaLePoB].

Fortune, Michael [1808], A Thanksgiving Sermon, preached January 1, 1808, In St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal, Church, Philadelphia: On Account of The Abolition of the African Slave Trade, On That Day, By the Congress of The United States: By Absalom Jones (Philadelphia: Printed for the Use of the Congregation. Fry and Kammerer, 1808.) [ForMic, AThSePr].

Fortune, Timothy Thomas [1905], Dreams of Life: Miscellaneous Poems: By Timothy Thomas Fortune (New York: Fortune and Peterson, 1905.) [FoTiTh, DrOfLiM].

Franklin, James Thomas [1893], Mid-Day Gleanings. A Book for Home and Holiday Reading. By Jas. T. Franklin (Memphis, Tenn.: Tracy Printing and Stationery Co., 1893.) [FrJaTh, MiGlABo].

Franklin, James Thomas [1900], Jessamine Poems: By James T. Franklin ... World's Fair Edition (World's Fair Edition. Memphis, Tennessee: [1900].) [FrJaTh, JePoByJ].

Gordon, Rev. Charles Benjamin William [1889], Select Sermons: By Rev. Charles B. W. Gordon ... With An Introductory Sketch by Mrs. Rev. Charles B. W. Gordon ... Volume 1. Third Edition (Third Edition. Petersburg, Virginia: C. B. W. Gordon and Company, 1889.) [GoReChB, SeSeByR].

Grimke, Charlotte L. Forten [1951], Life and Writings of the Grimke Family: By Anna J. Cooper ([Published by Anna J. Cooper], 1951) [GrChLFo, LiAnWrO].

Hammon, Jupiter [1761], An Evening Thought. Salvation by Christ, with Penetential Cries: Composed by Jupiter Hammon, a Negro belonging to Mr Lloyd, of Queen's-Village, on Long-Island, the 25th of December, 1760 ([1761?]) [HamJup, AnEvThS].

Hammon, Jupiter [1778], An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian Poetess, in Boston, who came from Africa at eight years of age, and soon became acquainted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ ... Composed by Jupiter Hammon, a Negro Man belonging to Mr. Joseph Lloyd, of Queen's Village, Long-Island, now in Hartford (Hartford, Conn.: Published by the Author, and a number of his friends, [1778].) [HamJup, AnAdToM].

Hammon, Jupiter [1782], A Winter Piece: Being A Serious Exhortation, with A Call to the Unconverted: And a Short Contemplation on the Death of Jesus Christ. Written by Jupiter Hammon, A Negro Man belonging to Mr. John Lloyd, of Queen's Village, on Long Island, now in Hartford. Published by the Author with the Assistance of his Friends (Hartford: Printed for the Author, 1782.) [HamJup, AWiPiBe].

Hammon, Jupiter [1790], Evening's Improvement. Shewing, The Necessity of beholding the Lamb of God. To which is added, A Dialogue, entitled, The Kind Master and Dutiful Servant. Written by Jupiter Hammon, a Negro Man belonging to Mr. John Lloyd, of Queen's Village, on Long-Island, now in Hartford (Hartford: Printed for the Author, by the Assistance of his Friends, [1790?].) [HamJup, EvImShT].

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins [1988], Complete Poems of Frances E. W. Harper: Edited by Maryemma Graham [from: The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers: General Editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.) [HaFrElW, CoPoOfF].

Heard, Josephine Delphine Henderson [1901], Morning Glories: Second Edition: By Josephine D. (Henderson) Heard ... March 17, 1890-1901 (Atlanta, GA.: Franklin Printing and Publishing Co., 1901.) [HeJoDeH, MoGlSeE].

Holly, Joseph Cephas [1853], Freedom's Offering, A Collection of Poems. By Joseph C. Holly (Rochester, N. Y.: Chas. H. McDonnell, 1853.) [HoJoCe, FrOfACo].

Horton, George Moses [1837], Poems by a Slave: Second Edition (Second Edition. Philadelphia: [Lewis Gunn], 1837.) [HoGeMo, PoByASl].

Horton, George Moses [1845], The Poetical Works of George M. Horton ... To which is prefixed The Life of the Author, written by himself (Hillsborough, N. C.: D. Heartt, 1845.) [HoGeMo, ThPoWoO].

Horton, George Moses [1865], Naked Genius: By George Moses Horton ... Revised and Compiled by Will. H. S. Banks (Raleigh, N. C.: Wm. B. Smith & Co.: Southern Field and Fireside Book Publishing House, 1865.) [HoGeMo, NaGeByG].

Lambert, Mary Eliza [Perine] Tucker [1867], Loew's Bridge, A Broadway Idyl (New York: M. Doolady, 1867.) [LaMaElP, LoBrABr].

Lambert, Mary Eliza [Perine] Tucker [1867], Poems. By Mary E. Tucker (New York: M. Doolady, 1867.) [LaMaElP, PoByMaE].

McClellan, George Marion [1895], Poems. By George Marion M'Clellan (Nashville, Tenn.: Publishing House A. M. E. Church Sunday School Union, 1895.) [McGeMa, PoByGeM].

McClellan, George Marion [1916], The Path of Dreams: By George Marion McClellan (Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Company, 1916.) [McGeMa, ThPaOfD].

McGirt, James Ephraim [1901], Avenging the Maine, A Drunken A. B. and other poems. By James Ephraim McGirt. Third revised and enlarged edition (Third revised and enlarged edition. Philadelphia, Pa.: George F. Lasher, 1901.) [McJaEp, AvThMaA].

McGirt, James Ephraim [1901], Some Simple Songs and A Few More Ambitious Attempts. James E. McGirt (Philadelphia, Pa.: George F. Lasher, 1901.) [McJaEp, SoSiSoA].

McGirt, James Ephraim [1909], For Your Sweet Sake: Poems: By James E. McGirt (Second edition. Philadelphia, Pa.: The John C. Winston Company, 1909.) [McJaEp, FoYoSwS].

Menard, John Willis [1879], Lays in Summer Lands. Poems, By J. Willis Menard. With the press notices of his speech and his appearance in Congress (Washington: Enterprise Publishing Company, 1879.) [MeJoWi, LaInSuL].

Millar, Gerard [1906], Life, Travels and Works of Miss Flora Batson: Deceased: Queen of Song: By Gerard Millar: The Basso: For ten years her Manager and Professional Associate, Interspersed with comments from the leading characters of the world, and original poems heretofore unpublished (T. M. R. M. Company, [after 1906]) [MilGer, LiTrAnW].

Moore, Alice Ruth [1895], Violets: And Other Tales: Alice Ruth Moore ([New Orleans]: 1895.) [MoAlRu, ViAnOtT].

Payne, Daniel Alexander [1850], The Pleasures and other Miscellaneous Poems: [By Daniel Alexander Payne] (Baltimore: Sherwood and Co., 1850.) [PaDaAl, ThPlAnO].

Plato, Ann [1841], Essays; including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry. By Ann Plato (Hartford: Printed for the Author, 1841.) [PlaAnn, EsInBiA].

Purvis, T. T. [1881], Hagar; The Singing Maiden, with Other Stories and Rhymes, by T. T. Purvis (Philadelphia: Walton & Co., 1881.) [PuTT, HaThSiM].

Ray, Henrietta Cordelia [1893], Lincoln: Written for the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Memory of Abraham Lincoln: April 14, 1876: By H. Cordelia Ray (New York: J. J. Little & Co., 1893.) [RaHeCo, LiWrFoT].

Ray, Henrietta Cordelia [1910], Poems by H. Cordelia Ray (New York: The Grafton Press, 1910.) [RaHeCo, PoByHCo].

Reason, Charles Lewis [1847], The Man: The Hero: The Christian! A Eulogy on the Life and Character of Thomas Clarkson: Delivered in the City of New-York; December, 1846. By the Rev. Alexander Crummell ... together with Freedom: A Poem, Read on the Same Occasion by Charles L. Reason (New-York: Egbert, Hovey & King, 1847.) [ReChLe, ThMaThH].

Reason, Charles Lewis [1854], Autographs for Freedom: Edited by Julia Griffiths (Auburn, N. Y.: Alden, Beardsley and Co., 1854.) [ReChLe, AuFoFrE].

Reason, Charles Lewis [1887], Men of Mark; Eminent, Progressive and Rising: By William Simmons (Cleveland: George M. Rewell and Co., 1887.) [ReChLe, MeOfMaE].

Rhodes, Jacob [1866], The Nation's Loss: A Poem on the Life and Death of the Hon. Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States, who Departed this Life, in Washington, D. C., April 15, 1865. By Jacob Rhodes (Newark, N. J.: F. Starruck, 1866.) [RhoJac, ThNaLoA].

Rogers, Elymas Payson [1855], A Poem on the Fugitive Slave Law. By Rev. E. P. Rogers (Newark, N. J.: A. Stephen Holbrook, 1855.) [RoElPa, APoOnTh].

Rogers, Elymas Payson [1856], The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise Considered. By Rev. E. P. Rogers (Newark, N. J.: A. Stephen Holbrook, 1856.) [RoElPa, ThReOfT].

Rowe, George Clinton [1887], Thoughts in Verse. A Volume of Poems by George Clinton Rowe (Charleston, S. C.: Kahrs, Stolze & Welch, 1887.) [RoGeCl, ThInVeA].

Rowe, George Clinton [1890], A Memorial Souvenir of Rev. T. Wofford White, Pastor of Wesley M. E. Church, Charleston, S. C., Who fell asleep, January 7th, 1890, Aged 33 Years. By George C. Rowe (Charleston, S. C.: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1890.) [RoGeCl, AMeSoOf].

Rowe, George Clinton [1890], Our Heroes. Patriotic Poems on Men, Women and Sayings of The Negro Race. By George C. Rowe (Charleston, S. C.: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1890.) [RoGeCl, OuHePaP].

Rowe, George Clinton [1894], A Noble Life. Memorial Souvenir of Rev. Jos. C. Price ... By Geo. C. Rowe (Charleston, S. C.: [Published by the author], 1894.) [RoGeCl, ANoLiMe].

Rowe, George Clinton [1903], Rev. Salem Mitchell. A Memorial Souvenir. By Rev. Geo. C. Rowe (Charleston, S. C.: [Published by the author], 1903.) [RoGeCl, ReSaMiA].

Shoeman, Charles Henry [1899], A Dream: And Other Poems. By Charles Henry Shoeman. Second Edition (Second Edition. Ann Arbor, Michigan: George Wahr, 1899-1900.) [ShChHe, ADrAnOt].

Sidney, Robert Y. [1809], An Oration, Commemorative of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in The United States; Delivered before the Willberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New-York, on the Second of January, 1809. By Joseph Sidney (New-York: Printed for the Author [by] J. Seymour, 1809.) [SiRoY, AnOrCoO].

Simpson, Joshua McCarter [1874], The Emancipation Car, being an Original Composition of Anti-Slavery Ballads, composed exclusively for the Under Ground Rail Road, By J. Mc. C. Simpson (Zanesville, Ohio: Sullivan and Brown, 1874.) [SiJoMc, ThEmCaB].

Temple, George Hannibal [1900], The Epic of Columbus' Bell and Other Poems. By George Hannibal Temple (Reading, PA.: Press of The Reading Eagle, 1900.) [TeGeHa, ThEpOfC].

Terry, Lucy [1893], [Bars Fight, August 25, 1746, in] Negro Slavery in Old Deerfield. By George Sheldon ([Boston?]: [1893?].) [TerLuc, BaFiAu2].

Thompson, Aaron Belford [1899], Morning Songs. By Aaron Belford Thompson (Rossmoyne, Ohio: Printed ... by the Author, 1899.) [ThAaBe, MoSoByA].

Thompson, Aaron Belford [1901], Echoes of Spring. By Aaron Belford Thompson (Rossmoyne, Ohio: Printed ... by the Author, 1901.) [ThAaBe, EcOfSpB].

Thompson, Aaron Belford [1907], Harvest of Thoughts. By Aaron Belford Thompson ... With an Introduction by James Whitcomb Riley. Illustrated by G. T. Haywood (Indianapolis, Indiana: Published and Sold by the Author, 1907.) [ThAaBe, HaOfThB].

Turner, Henry McNeal [1881], The Conflict for Civil Rights. A Poem. By Rev. H. M. Turner ... Being an effort on the part of the author, to give a running sketch of the principal incidents connected with the mighty struggles which terminated in recognizing the equality of all men before the law (Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, 1881.) [TuHeMc, ThCoFoC].

Vandyne, William Johnson [1891], Revels of Fancy. By William Johnson Vandyne (Boston: A. F. Grant, 1891.) [VaWiJo, ReOfFaB].

Vashon, George Boyer [1854], Autographs for Freedom. Edited by Julia Griffiths (Auburn, N. Y.: Alden, Beardsley and Co., 1854.) [VaGeBo, AuFoFrE].

Vashon, George Boyer [1866], The Semi-Centenary and the Retrospection of the African Meth. Episcopal Church in the United States of America. By Daniel A. Payne (Baltimore: Printed by Sherwood & Co., 1866.) [VaGeBo, ThSeAnT].

Walden, Alfred Islay [1873], Walden's Miscellaneous Poems which the author desires to dedicate to the Cause of Education and Humanity. Second Edition (Second Edition. Washington: Published by the Author, 1873.) [WaAlIs, WaMiPoW].

Walden, Alfred Islay [1877], Walden's Sacred Poems, with a Sketch of his Life (New Brunswick, N. J.: Terhune & Van Anglen's Press, 1877.) [WaAlIs, WaSaPoW].

Watkins, James Robert [1859], Poems, Original & Selected, By James Watkins, A Fugitive Slave (Manchester, England: Abel Heywood, [1859?].) [WaJaRo, PoOrAmS].

Wheatley, Phillis [1989], The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: Revised and Enlarged Edition: Edited with an Introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr. (Revised and Enlarged Edition. London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989.) [WhePhi, ThPoOfP].

Whitfield, James Monroe [1853], America: And other Poems. By J. M. Whitfield (Buffalo, N. Y.: James S. Leavitt, 1853.) [WhJaMo, AmAnOtP].

Whitfield, James Monroe [1867], Emancipation Oration, By Dr. Ezra R. Johnson, and Poem, By James M. Whitfield, Delivered at Platt's Hall, January 1, 1867, in Honor of the Fourth Anniversary of President Lincoln's Proclamation of Emancipation. 1864. (San Francisco: Published at the Elevator Office, 1867.) [WhJaMo, EmOrByD].

Whitman, Albery Allson [1877], Not a Man, and Yet a Man: By A. A. Whitman (Springfield, Ohio: Republic Printing Company, 1877.) [WhAlAl, NoAMaAn].

Whitman, Albery Allson [1885], Twasinta's Seminoles; or, Rape of Florida. By Albery A. Whitman. Revised Edition (Revised Edition. St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1885.) [WhAlAl, TwSeOrR].

Whitman, Albery Allson [1893], World's Fair Poem: By Dr. Albery A. Whitman: Read in Memorial Art Palace, Chicago, Illinois, September 22nd, 1893 (Atlanta, Ga.: Holsey Job, [1893?].) [WhAlAl, WoFaPoB].

Whitman, Albery Allson [1901], An Idyl of the South: By Albery A. Whitman: An Epic Poem in Two Parts (New York: The Metaphysical Publishing Company, 1901.) [WhAlAl, AnIdOfT].

Williams, Edward W. [1893], The Views and Meditations of John Brown. By Edward W. Williams (Washington, D.C.: 1893.) [WiEdW, ThViAnM].

Williams, Peter [1809], An Address to the New-York African Society, for Mutual Relief, delivered in The Universalist Church, January 2, 1809. By William Hamilton (New-York: 1809.) [WilPet, AnAdToT].