This collection of the most interesting and important Negro American writings up to the close of the Civil War is of both literary and social interest, being a contribution to the history of the Negro as well as a literary work. In preparing the biographical and critical sketches, the editor has shown rare judgment in selecting pertinent and complete facts about the writers represented here.
Originally published in 1935.
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