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Contains nearly 3,000 poems from African-American poets in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's 'Bars Fight', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Coverage Dates: 
1760 - 1900
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Vendor: 
Chadwyck-Healey