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19th Century American Literature

"Superior to any other oil I have had the occasion to use, either for machinery or for burning..."
May 6, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce a new digital image guide: Robert Reed, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison; an unpublished manuscript, [ca. 1858]
May 2, 2013
Monday, April 1 at 4pm: a gallery talk on the manuscript of Walden and a stud-section purportedly from Thoreau's cabin.
April 1, 2013
A fictionalized autobiography thought to be the first novel written by an African American woman (c. 1850); now available online.
March 14, 2013
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