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Selected Online Works by Civil War Era African American Women

Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her, by Rosetta Douglass Sprague Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her, by Rosetta Douglass Sprague. (Series: Family Papers).
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress.

Autobiographies & Biographies

Sarah H. Bradford, 1818-1912

Harriet, the Moses of Her People. New York: Geo. R. Lockwood and Son, 1886.
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Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Auburn, Ala.: W. J. Moses, 1869.
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Virginia W. Broughton, 1856-?

Twenty Year's Experience of a Missionary. Chicago: Pony Press, 1907.
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Annie L. Burton, 1858?-1910?

Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days. Boston: Ross Publishing Company, 1909.
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Ellen Craft, 1826-1897 and William Craft

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery. London: William Tweedie, 1860.   
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Lucy A. Delaney, 1828?-1890?

From the Darkness Cometh the Light or Struggles for Freedom. St. Louis: J. T. Smith, 189?.
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Kate Drumgoold, 1858?

A Slave Girl's Story: Being an Autobiography of Kate Drumgoold. Brooklyn: The Author, 1898.
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Julia A. J. Foote, 1823-1900

A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch. Cleveland: Lauer & Yost, 1879.
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Elizabeth T. Greenfield, 1819-1876

The Black Swan at Home and Abroad; or, A Biographical Sketch of Miss Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, the American Vocalist. Philadelphia: W. S. Young, printer, 1855.
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Charlotte Bridges Forten (Grimké), 1837-1914

"Life on the Sea Islands, Part I." Atlantic Monthly 13 (May 1864): 587-596.
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"Life on the Sea Islands, Part II." Atlantic Monthly 13 (June 1964): 666-676.
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Mattie J. Jackson, 1846-1910

The Story of Mattie J. Jackson: Her Parentage, Experience of Eighteen Years in Slavery, Incidents During the War, Her Escape from Slavery: A True Story.  Lawrence, Mass.: Sentinel Office, 1866.
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Harriet A. Jacobs, 1813-1897

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Boston: The Author, 1861.
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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, 1824-1907

Behind the Scenes; Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. New York:  G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1868.
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Victoria Earle Matthews, 1861-1907

Aunt Lindy: A Story Founded on Real Life. New York: Press of J.J. Little & Co., 1893.
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S. J. McCray, 1838?-1894

Life of Mary F. McCray: Born and Raised a Slave in the State of Kentucky. Lima, Ohio: n.p., 1898?.
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Millie-Christine McKoy, 1851-1912

The History of the Carolina Twins: Told in "Their Own Peculiar Way" by "One of Them." Buffalo: Buffalo Courier Printing House, 18?.
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Louisa Picquet, 1828-?, and Hiram Mattison

Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon, or, Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life. New York: The Author, 1861.
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Eliza Potter, 1820-1893?

A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life. Cincinnati: The Author, 1859.
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Nellie Arnold Plummer, 1860?-1920

Out of the Depths, or, The Triumph of the Cross. Hyattsville, Md.: s.n., 1927.
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Mary Prince, 1788-?

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave.  Related by Herself.  With a Supplement by the Editor. To Which is Added, the Narrative of Asa-Asa, a Captured African. London: F. Westley and A. H. Davis, 1831.
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Nancy Prince, 1799-?

A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. Rev. ed. Boston: The Author, 1853.
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A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. 3d ed. Boston: The Author, 1856.
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Amanda Smith, 1837-1915

An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist; Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary. Chicago: Meyer & Brother, 1893.
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Rosetta Douglass Sprague, 1839-1906

Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her. 1900. Rpt. Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, 1923.
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Eliza Suggs, 1876-1908

Shadow and Sunshine. Omaha, Neb.: s. n., 1906.
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Susie King Taylor, 1848-1912

Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers. Boston: The Author, 1902.
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Sojourner Truth, 1797?-1883, and Olive Gilbert

Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, in 1828. Boston: The Author, 1850.
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Sojourner Truth, 1797?-1883, and Olive Gilbert and Frances W. Titus

Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her "Book of Life." Boston: The Author, 1878.
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her "Book of Life;" Also, a Memorial Chapter, Giving the Particulars of Her Last Sickness and Death.
Battle Creek, Mich.: Review and Herald Office, 1884.
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Bethany Veney, 1813?-1916

The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman. Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 1889.
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Sally Williams, 1796-?

Aunt Sally; or, The Cross the Way of Freedom: A Narrative of the Slave-Life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams of Detroit, Michgan. Cincinnati: Western Tract and Book Society, 1862.
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Harriet Wilson, 1825-1900

Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black: in a Two-Story White House, North, Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There. Boston: Geo. C. Rand and Avery, 1859.
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Biographical Collections

Octavia V. Rogers Albert, 1853-1890

The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves, Original and Life Like, as They Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City Slave Life; Together with Pen-Pictures of the Peculiar Institution, with Sights and Insights into Their New Relations as Freedman, Freemen, and Citizens.
New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890.
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Hallie Q. Brown, 1845?-1949

Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction. Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Pub. Co., 1926.
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Mrs. N.F. Mossell, 1855-1948

The Work of the Afro-American Woman. Philadelphia: Geo. F.  Ferguson Company, Rev ed. 1908.
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Biographies of Men

Josephine Brown, 1839-?

Biography of an American Bondman by His Daughter. Boston: R. F. Wallcut, 1856.
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Sarah J. W. Early, 1825-1907

Life and Labors of Rev. Jordan W. Early, One of the Pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South. Nashville: Publishing House A.M.E. Church Sunday School Union, 1894.
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Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons, 1853-1942

Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America. Chicago: Mrs. Lucy E. Parsons, 1889.
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Photograph of Mrs. Lucy E. Parsons [Arrested during protest at Hull House] (Digital Collections, Library of Congress)
Photograph of Albert R. Parsons (Chicago Historical Society Haymarket Affair Digital Collection)

Leila Amos Pendleton, 1860-?

Frederick Douglass; a Narrative. Washington, DC: Press of R.L. Pendleton, 1921.
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Frank A. Rollin, 1847-1901

The Life and Services of Martin R. Delany, 1868. Rpt. Boston: Lea & Sheppard, 1883.
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Children's Works

Mrs. N.F. Mossell, 1855-1948

Little Dansie's One Day at Sabbath School. Philadelphia: The Penn Printing and Publishing Co., 1902?.
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Leila Amos Pendleton, 1860-?

A Narrative of the Negro. Washington, D.C.: Press of R L. Pendleton, 1912.
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Essays & Speeches

Anna J. Cooper, 1858-1964

A Voice from the South. By a Black Woman of the South. Xenia, Ohio: The Aldine Printing House, 1892.
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“Women's Cause is One and Universal” (1893 address). In The World’s Congress of Representative Women. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1894, 711-15.
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Sarah Mapps Douglas, 1806-1882

Sarah Mapps Douglas urges Support of the Anti-Slavery Cause. Addressed to the Female Literary Society of Philadelphia” The Liberator, July 21, 1832.
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911

Enlightened Motherhood: An Address by Mrs. Frances E. W. Harper; before the Brooklyn Literary Society, November 15th, 1892. N.p: n.p., 1892.
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“The Great Problem to Be Solved.” Speech, Centennial Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, Philadelphia, April 14, 1875. In Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, edited by Alice Moore Dunbar, 101, 106. New York: Bookery, 1914.
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“Liberty For Slaves.” National Anti-Slavery Standard, May 23, 1857, p. 3.
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"We Are All Bound Up Together." (speech) Proceedings of the Eleventh Women's Rights Convention. New York: Robert J. Johnston, 1866, 45-48.
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Lucy Craft Laney, 1854-1933

"The Burden of the Educated Colored Woman." Report of the Hampton Negro Conference no. 111 (July 1899):37- 42.
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Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons, 1853-1942

"I am an Anarchist." The Kansas City Journal, December 21, 1886, 1.
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"Lucy Parson’s Speech to the IWW in 1905." Minutes of the 1905 IWW Convention in Chicago. N.p: n.p., n.d.
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"The Principles of Anarchism." (lecture) N.p: n.p., n.d.
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"To Tramps, the Unemployed, the Disinherited, and Miserable." Alarm, October 4, 1884. (Also printed and distributed as a leaflet by the International Working People's Association.)
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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, 1842-1924

"Address to the First National Conference of Colored Women." Woman's Era 2 (August 1895):13-15.
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Lucy Stanton Day Sessions, 1831-1910

"A Plea for the Oppressed."  Oberlin Evangelist, December 17, 1850.
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Mary Ann Shadd (Cary), 1823-1893

"Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free." Speech delivered April 6, 1858, Chatham, Canada (Archives of Toronto, Ontario). N.p: n.p., n.d.
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Rosetta Douglass Sprague, 1839-1906

"What Role is the Educated Negro Woman to Play in the Uplifting of Her Race?" (speech) D. W. Culp, Twentieth Century Negro Literature, N.p.: n.p., 1902.
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Sara G. Stanley, 1837-1918

"Sara G. Stanley Addresses the Convention of Disfranchised Citizens of Ohio." In Proceedings of the State Convention of Colored Men, Held in the City of Columbus, Ohio, January 16th, 17th, and 18th, 1856. Columbus, Oh.: n.p., n.d.
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Maria W. Stewart, 1803-1879

“An Address at the African Masonic Hall.” Address at the African Masonic Hall, Boston, 1833.
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"Maria W. Stewart Advocates Education for African American Women." Address at Franklin Hall, Boston, 1832.
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Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart. Washington: W. L. Garrison & Knap, 1879.
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Productions of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart Presented to the First African Baptist Church Society of the City of Boston. Boston: Friends of Freedom and Virtue, 1835.           
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"Why Sit Ye Here and Die?" Address at the Franklin Hall Boston, 1832.
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Sojourner Truth, 1797?-1883

“Ar'nt I a Woman?”  Address at the Women’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio, May 29, 1851.--Two versions, both included--Elizabeth C. Stanton, S. B. Anthony, and Matilda J. Gage, History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 1 (Rochester, N.Y.: Charles Mann, 1887),116; and Anti-Slavery Bugle (Salem, Oh.) June 21, 1851.
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"Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association."  Address at the American Equal Rights Association. N.Y., May 9, 1867. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
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"Speech at New York City Convention." 
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Josephine Silone Yates, 1852?-1912

Did the Negro Make, in the Nineteenth Century, Achievements along the Lines of Wealth, Morality, Education, etc., Commensurate with His Opportunities? If So, What Achievements Did He Make? N.p: n.p., n.d.
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"Woman as Factor in Solution of Race Problems." Cleveland Journal 2, no. 50 (Feb 25, 1905).
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Nonfiction

Fanny Jackson Coppin, 1837-1913

Reminiscences of School Life, and Hints on Teaching. Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, 1913.
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Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler, 1831?-1895

A Book of Medical Discourses: In Two Parts. Boston : Cashman, Keating, printers, 1883.
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Abby Fisher, 1832-?

What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking. San Francisco: Women's Co-op Printing Office, 1881.
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Nancy Prince, 1799-?

The West Indies: Being a Description of the Islands, Progress of Christianity, Education, and Liberty among the Colored Population, Generally. Boston: Dow & Jackson, 1841.
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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, 1842-1924

The Woman's Era, Volume 1-3. Boston: Woman's Era Club, 1894-1897.
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Mary Ann Shadd (Cary), 1823-1893

A Plea for Emigration, or, Notes of Canada West: In Its Moral, Social, and Political Aspect; with Suggestions Respecting Mexico, West Indies, and Vancouver's Island, for the Information of Colored Emigrants. Detroit: George W. Patterson, 1852.
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Novels

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911

Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted. Philadelphia: Garrigues Brothers, 1892.
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Pauline E. Hopkins, 1859-1930

Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South. Boston: Colored Co-operative Pub. Co., 1900.
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Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest. First published in serial form, in Colored American Magazine. 5, no.1-6, (May-October, 1902).
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A. E. Johnson, 1858-1922

The Hazeley Family. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1894.
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Poetry

Mary Weston Fordham, 1845?-1905

Magnolia Leaves Poems. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1897.
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Charlotte Bridges Forten (Grimké), 1837-1914

Charles Sumner. N.p: n.p., n.d.
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Wordsworth. N.p: n.p., n.d.
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911

Atlanta Offering: Poems. Philadelphia: George S. Ferguson Co., 1895.
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Forest Leaves.  Baltimore: James Young Printer, 1840?.
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Idylls of the Bible. Philadelphia: n.p., 1901.
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Light Beyond the Darkness. Chicago: Donohue and Henneberry, 189?.
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“The Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth.”  The Anglo-African (10 October 1863): [1] (newspaper)
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Moses: A Story of the Nile. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Merrihew, 1869.
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Poems. Philadelphia: C. S. Ferguson, 1898.
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Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects. Boston: J. B. Yerrinton & Son, Printers, 1854.
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Sketches of Southern Life. Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co., Printers, 1891.
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Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard, 1861-1921?

Morning Glories. Lancaster, Pa.: Speaker, 1890.
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Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835-1868

Infelicia. Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott, 1868.
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Ann Plato, 1820-?

Essays including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry. Hartford, Conn.: The Author, 1841.
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H. Cordelia Ray (Henrietta Cordelia), 1852?-1916

Lincoln: Written for the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Memory of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co., 1893.
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"Niobe." African Methodist Episcopal Church Review. 10, no. 1, (July, 1893).
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Poems. New York: Grafton Press, 1910. 
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Sonnets. New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co, 1893.
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Short Stories

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911

“Minnie’s Sacrifice.” (short story in serial form). The Christian Recorder (African Methodist Episcopal Church), March 20, 1869-September 25, 1869.
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“Sowing and Reaping: A Temperance Story.” (short story in serial form). The Christian Recorder (African Methodist Episcopal Church), August 10, 1876-February 8, 1877.
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“Trial and Triumph.” (short story in serial form). The Christian Recorder ( African Methodist Episcopal Church), October 4, 1888- February 14, 1889.
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“The Two Offers." (short story in serial form). Anglo-African Magazine, June and July, 1859.
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