African American Library

This page lists the literary works in the American Literature library that are particularly relevant to African-American studies. Works here are either by African-American authors, or like Uncle Tom's Cabin, are directly relevant to African-American studies. The reference to Stephen Crane's short story A Dark Brown Dog is included due to the symbolism in the story that is representative of the Jim Crow south during reconstruction (the dog represents the emancipated slaves, the child in the new generation of white southerners, the father embodies "Jim Crow").

Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup

A Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - Frederick Douglass

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography - Booker T. Washinton

The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Du Bois

Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The House Behind The Cedars - Charles W. Chesnutt

Short Stories by Charles W. Chesnutt

Thirty Years a Slave - Louis Hughes

Alice Nelson Dunbar

Historically Relevant Documents

Emancipation Proclamation

Short Stories of Interest

Desiree's Baby

The Passing of Grandison

A Dark Brown Dog - Stephen Crane

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