Books Written by African-American Authors (not yet in the catalogue)

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Post by ChuckW » July 18th, 2018, 5:11 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 6:41 pm
I would like to claim as a solo Biography of an American Bondman. Do I proceed to setting it up on the Launchpad? Jim
Yes, just head over to the New Projects forum and start it up. (And let me know when you do, so I can erase it from the list.)

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Post by ChuckW » July 18th, 2018, 5:12 am

pschempf wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Hi Chuck -

Here's some more of Paul Laurence Dunbar's work -

Lyrics of lowly life, by Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906; William Dean Howells, 1837-1920
https://archive.org/details/lyricsoflowlylif00dunbrich

Poems of cabin and field, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://archive.org/details/poemscabinandfi01dunbgoog

Candle-lightin' time, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://archive.org/details/candlelightintim00dunb

The fanatics, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://archive.org/details/fanatics00dunbrich

Folks from Dixie, By Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000810289

In old plantation days, By Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000874108

The love of Landry, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001375621

Lyrics of love and laughter, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001398533

Li'l' gal, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006130321

Lyrics of the hearthside, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008655910

Also -

The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17854

didn't make it into the list last time.
Thanks! I'll double-check to see which of these are in the catalogue and put them on the list.

Dunbar is a little difficult, since the "complete" collection effectively makes it unnecessary to do all of his collections individually. But I'll put them all there for posterity's sake regardless. :-)
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Post by neecheelok70 » July 18th, 2018, 5:34 am

Thanks. I will be in touch. Jim

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Post by ChuckW » July 19th, 2018, 9:15 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 5:34 am
Thanks. I will be in touch. Jim
Just saw you launched this project! Excellent! :-)

Just removed Biography of an American Bondman from the list.
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Post by neecheelok70 » July 19th, 2018, 3:43 pm

Looking forward to this work--and others in the future. Jim

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Post by mightyfelix » September 8th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Here's one we don't have.

Talks for the Times, by W. H. Crogman (1841-1931)
Published 1896
https://archive.org/details/01168772.4832.emory.edu

This is a collection of fifteen addresses delivered by Prof. Crogman over the course of thirteen years. William Henry Crogman was a professor of Greek and Latin at Clark University in Atlanta, GA. This book also includes a detailed biographical sketch of the author.

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Post by kirk202 » October 22nd, 2018, 12:13 pm

I put Frederick Douglass by Charles W. Chesnutt on the Launch Pad yesterday to record, just waiting for an MC now.
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Post by kirk202 » November 24th, 2018, 10:12 am

Frederick Douglass is cataloged now. I'm about half way thru The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories.
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Post by kirk202 » December 4th, 2018, 3:19 pm

I'm recording The Future of the American Negro.
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Post by Carolin » December 7th, 2018, 2:52 am

Great that you are working on the books on this list kirk :clap:
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Post by TriciaG » December 24th, 2018, 12:29 pm

From a Post by BellonaTimes » 29 Aug 2009 13:06
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, by Various
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22240
(publ 1916) Editor: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

A bunch of powerful speeches and essays celebrating the then 50th anniversary of Emancipation.
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Post by TriciaG » December 24th, 2018, 1:57 pm

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VfkaBT wrote:
October 28th, 2016, 7:02 am
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53385
For Your Sweet Sake by James E. McGirt (d.1930)

There is also a book of his short stories on Archive, and two other poetry volumes.
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Post by ChuckW » January 4th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Updated (for the first time in ages). Please let me know if there's anything I missed.
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Post by mightyfelix » March 7th, 2019, 10:09 pm

I came across this paragraph in one of the books I'm BCing right now (20th Century Negro Literature):
In 1895, Mrs. Dunbar's first book, "Violets and Other Tales," was published by the Monthly Review Publishing Company, Boston. The next book, "The Goodness of St. Rocque," published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, in 1899, was favorably received by some of the best critics. Mrs. Dunbar has written a number of short stories for some of the leading magazines and newspapers in the country, among them McClures, the Smart Set, Ladies' Home Journal, the Southern Workman, Leslie's Weekly, the New York Sun, Boston Transcript, and for over a year did regular work on the Chicago News.
We do have some of this woman's work in the catalogue already, including some of the short stories from these books, but not these books in their entirety.

Violets and Other Tales: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18713
The Goodness of St. Rocque: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/688

Gutenberg has one more from her, or rather a compilation, edited by her:
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22240


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