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African American Poetry
Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.
Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.
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Documenting the American South
DocSouth includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs related to southern history, literature, and culture.
Find poems written from 600 to 1900 including Thomas Percy, Walter Scott, Robert Dodsley, Francis Turner Palgrave, and more.
Faber Poetry Library
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.
Greenwood Digital Collection
This large collection of eBooks includes literary criticism about many contemporary authors.
Literature Resource Center
Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
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Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
Contains modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century.
Twentieth Century American Poetry
Includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets from the last century.
Twentieth-Century English Poetry
A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 British poets from 1900 to the present day.
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