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About African American Poetry

Description:

  • Provides nearly 3,000 poems by African-American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Based upon the bibliography of William French et al., Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975: A Guide to Information Sources (Gale Research, 1979).
  • First editions used whenever possible; later editions were selected if they were more inclusive.
  • Where poems appeared in their original dialect in an earlier edition and standardized in a later edition, both forms have been included for comparison purposes.
  • Poems originally published in periodicals have also been included.

Dates of Coverage: 1750-1900

Frequency of Updates: closed set, not updated

Truncation Symbol: *

Concurrent Users: unlimited

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