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19th century African-American literature collection, circa 1800-1898

Subject:
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
Garrison, William Lloyd 1805-1879
African Methodist Episcopal Church
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Knights of Pythias
Physical description:
30 books (3.4 linear feet)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1800
1800-1898
circa 1800-1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Cite as:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African American religious leaders
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs
American poetry--African American authors
Freedmen
Slavery
Slaves
Local number:
ACMA 2006.7022
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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