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African American Women Writers of the 19th Century: Biographical Resources

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century guide includes a digital collection of published works by 19th-century black women writers, biographies for each author, citations and much more

Biographical Resources

Learn more about the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century from these biographies written by Tonya Bolden. Original content is from the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century website. Authors are listed in the drop-down menu alphabetically by last name.

 

Databases

Discover biographical information about the authors using these databases.

Cover illustration of Louisa Picquet, the octoroon. Date Issued 1861.

Cover illustration of Louisa Picquet, the octoroon

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Cover illustration of Louisa Picquet, the octoroon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/81d7ec29-5ce2-c4dc-e040-e00a18061a95