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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century African American Women Writers: Rare Books

Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection can be found in the Special Collections Department on the 10th floor of the Library. The collection contains rare and unique published works focused in American and British Literature, Children's Literature, and regional history as well as a broad range of other topics.

Rare Books

Suggested Books

 The following is a list of books the class viewed on their visit to Special Collections

Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.

Letters of Lydia Maria Child, with a biographical introduction by John G. Whittier and an appendix by Wendell Phillips. 

Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1883.

Rare Books--10th Floor PS1293.Z5 A4 1883


Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.

The duty of disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act: an appeal to the legislators of Massachusetts/by L. Maria Child.

Boston: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1860.

Rare Books--10th Floor E449.C534 1860 


Gilbert, Olive.

Narrative of Sojourner Truth: an northern slave, emancipated from bodily servitude by the State of New York, in 1828.

New York: Published for the author, 1853.

Rare Books--10th Floor E185.97. T87 1853


Quick, William Harvey, b. 1856.

Negro stars in all ages of the world/ by W.H. Quick.

Henderson, N.C. : D.E. Aycock, Printer, 1890.

Rare Books--10th Floor E185.96 Q85 1890

Original attribution

This LibGuide was originally created by Denelle Eads