African-American Poetry An Anthology, 1773-1927

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-07-07
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753-1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry. Introduction.

Table of Contents

Phillis Wheatley Peters
 On Being Brought From Africa to America
 An Hymn to the Evening
George Moses Horton
 Liberty and Slavery
 Early Affection
 Troubled with the Itch and Rubbing with Sulphur
 Imploring to Be Resigned at Death
 "George Moses Horton, Myself"
Joshua McCarter Simpson
 Away to Canada
 To the White People of America
James Monroe Whitfield
 How Long?
 The Misanthropist
Francis Ellen Watkins Harper
 Bury Me in a Free Land
 To the Union Savers of Cleveland
 From Moses: A Story of the Nile
 "Sir, We Would See Jesus"
 Learning to Read
 Songs for the People
James Madison Bell
 From A Poem Entitled the Day and the War
 From An Anniversary Poem Entitled the Progress of Liberty
Charlotte L. Forten Grimké
Alfred Islay Walden
 Wish for an Overcoat
Alberry Alston Whitman
 "From Not a Man, and Yet a Man"
 From Twasinta's Seminoles; or Rape of Florida
Henrietta Cordelia Ray
 Robert G. Shaw
 Verses to My Heart's-Sister
George Marion McClellan
 A September Night
 The Feet of Judas
 A January Dandelion
"Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr."
 Frederick Douglass
 Dr. Booker T. Washington to the National Negro Business League
 The Don't-Care Negro
Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
 "They Are Coming?"
Danel Webster Davis
 I Can Trust
 Aunt Chloe's Lullaby
Mary Weston Fordham
 Atlanta Exposition Ode
James Edwin Campbell
 Ol' Doc' Hyar
 Mors et Vita
 De Cunjah Man
 Sciplinin' Sister Brown
James David Corrothers
 "De Black Cat Crossed His Luck"
 Paul Laurence Dunbar
 At the Closed Gate of Justice
 An Indignation Dinner
James Weldon Johnson
 Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
 O Black and Unknown Bards
 The White Witch
Priscilla Jane Thompson
 The Muse's Favor
Paul Laurence Dunbar
 An Ante-Bellum Sermon
 We Wear the Mask
 When Malindy Sings
 The Haunted Oak
 The Poet
Anne Spencer [Annie Bethel Scales Bannister]
 White Things
 Letter to My Sister
Claude McKay
 The Harlem Dancer
 If We Must Die
 The Tropics in New York
Jean Toomer
 Georgia Dusk
 Her Lips Are Copper Wire
Langston Hughes
 The Negro Speaks of Rivers
 "I, Too"
 Bound No'th Blues
 Mother to Son
Countee Cullen
 Yet Do I Marvel
 "To John Keats, Poet, at Springtime"
 From the Dark Tower

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