This document compiles the historic full text of works, now available in digital format and free, written by and about African American women who lived during the U.S. Civil War. Multiple full text versions are provided to allow users to choose the version that best displays on their electronic device. The selected works were digitized primarily from the collections of the Library of Congress, the Schomburg Center for Black Studies New York Public Library and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The document is arranged by type of work and includes autobiographies, biographies, children’s books, novels, poetry, speeches and more. Reprint editions frequently contain additional information about the authors and the works. Multiple Library of Congress reprint catalog records are listed to maximum the potential for additional information. Images of the authors also are listed, when available.
Created by Lavonda Kay Broadnax, Digital Reference Specialist