This section provides links to the full text and catalog records for autobiographies and biographies of Civil War era African American women.
Harriet, the Moses of Her People. New York: Geo. R. Lockwood and Son, 1886.
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Auburn, Ala.: W. J. Moses, 1869.
Memories of Childhoods Slavery Days. Boston: Ross Publishing Company, 1909.
Reminiscences of Isaac and Sukey, Slaves of B. F. Moore, of Raleigh, N.C. Raleigh: Presses of Edwards and Broughton Printing Co., 1907.
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery. London: William Tweedie, 1860.
The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, A Fugitive Slave Recently Escaped from North Carolina. N.p.: n.p., n.d. (original manuscript).
From the Darkness Cometh the Light or Struggles for Freedom. St. Louis: J. T. Smith, 189?.
Elizabeth, A Colored Minister of the Gospel, Born in Slavery. Philadelphia: The Tract Association of Friends, 1889.
A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch. Cleveland: Lauer & Yost, 1879.
The Black Swan at Home and Abroad; or, A Biographical Sketch of Miss Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, the American Vocalist. Philadelphia: W. S. Young, printer, 1855.
Life on the Sea Islands, Part I. Atlantic Monthly 13 (May 1864): 587-596.
Life on the Sea Islands, Part II. Atlantic Monthly 13 (June 1864): 666-676.
The Story of Mattie J. Jackson: Her Parentage, Experience of Eighteen Years in Slavery, Incidents During the War, Her Escape from Slavery: A True Story. Lawrence, Mass.: Sentinel Office, 1866.
Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker Eldress. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c1981. (Note: set of manuscripts rediscovered in 1980)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Boston: The Author, 1861.
Behind the Scenes; Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1868
Silvia Dubois (now 116 yers old): A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt her Mistres and Gand her Fredom. Ringos, N.J.: C. W. Larison, 1883.
Aunt Lindy: A Story Founded on Real Life. New York: Press of J.J. Little & Co., 1893.
Life of Mary F. McCray: Born and Raised a Slave in the State of Kentucky. Lima, Ohio: n.p., 1898?.
The History of the Carolina Twins: Told in Their Own Peculiar Way by & One of Them. Buffalo: Buffalo Courier Printing House, 18?.
Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon, or, Inside Views of Southern Domestic Life. New York: The Author, 1861.
A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life. Cincinnati: The Author, 1859.
Out of the Depths, or, The Triumph of the Cross. Hyattsville, Md.: n.p., 1927.
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Related by Herself. With a Supplement by the Editor. To Which is Added, the Narrative of Asa-Asa, a Captured African. London: F. Westley and A. H. Davis, 1831.
A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. Rev. ed. Boston: The Author, 1853.
A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince. 3d ed. Boston: The Author, 1856.
Twice Sold, Twice Ransomed Autobiography of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ray. Chicago: The Free Methodist Publishing House, 1926.
An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist; Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary. Chicago: Meyer & Brother, 1893.
Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her. 1900. Rpt. Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, 1923.
Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward, Containing: A Full Sketch of her Life, with Various Selections from her Writings and Letters ... by Rev. T. G. Steward. Philadelphia: Publication Department of the A. M. E. Church, 1877.
Shadow and Sunshine. Omaha, Neb.: n.p., 1906.
Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers. Boston: The Author, 1902.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, in 1828. Boston: The Author, 1850.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her "Book of Life." Boston: The Author, 1878.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her & "Book of Life," Also, a Memorial Chapter, Giving the Particulars of Her Last Sickness and Death. Battle Creek, Mich.: Review and Herald Office, 1884.
The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman. Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 1889.
Aunt Sally; or, The Cross the Way of Freedom: A Narrative of the Slave-Life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams of Detroit, Michigan. Cincinnati: Western Tract and Book Society, 1862.
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black: in a Two-Story White House, North, Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There. Boston: Geo. C. Rand and Avery, 1859.
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The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves, Original and Life Like, as They Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City Slave Life; Together with Pen-Pictures of the Peculiar Institution, with Sights and Insights into Their New Relations as Freedman, Freemen, and Citizens. New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890.
Women of Achievement: Written for The Fireside Schools Under the Auspices of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society. Chicago: Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1919.
Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction. Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Pub. Co., 1926.
A North-Side View of Slavery. The Refugee: or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Related by Themselves, with an Account of the History and Condition of the Colored Population of Upper Canada. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856.
The Work of the Afro-American Woman. Philadelphia: Geo. F. Ferguson Company, Rev ed. 1908.
Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character. Introduction by Josephine Turpin Washington. Special contributions by T. Thomas Fortune, William Still... Raleigh: L. A. Scruggs, 1893.
Noted Negro women: their triumphs and activities. Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1893.
This section provides access to the full text and catalog records for biographies of men written by Civil War era African American women authors.
Biography of an American Bondman by His Daughter. Boston: R. F. Wallcut, 1856.
Life and Labors of Rev. Jordan W. Early, One of the Pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South. Nashville: Publishing House A.M.E. Church Sunday School Union, 1894.
Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America. Chicago: Mrs. Lucy E. Parsons, 1889.
Frederick Douglass; a Narrative. Washington, DC: Press of R.L. Pendleton, 1921.
The Life and Services of Martin R. Delany. 1868. Rpt. Boston: Lea & Sheppard, 1883.
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Little Dansie's One Day at Sabbath School. Philadelphia: The Penn Printing and Publishing Co., 1902?
A Narrative of the Negro. Washington, D.C.: Press of R. L. Pendleton, 1912.
This section provides access to the full text of essays and speeches written by Civil War era African American women.
"Is the Young Negro an Improvement, Morally, on his Father?" in Twentieth century Negro literature, or, A cyclopedia of thought on the vital topics relating to the American Negro, by one hundred of America greatest Negroes. edited by D. W. Culp. Naperville, Il:. J. L.. Nichols Co., 1902, 265-270.
"What Role Is the Educated Negro Woman to Play in the Uplifting of her Race?" in Twentieth century Negro literature, or, A cyclopedia of thought on the vital topics relating to the American Negro, by one hundred of America's greatest Negroes. edited by D. W. Culp. Naperville, Il:. J. L. Nichols Co., 1902, 175- 178.
"Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free." Speech delivered April 6, 1858, Chatham, Canada (Archives of Toronto, Ontario). N.p: n.p., n.d.
The Right of Women to Exercise the Elective Franchise, under the 14th Article of the Constitution. N.p: n.p., n.d.
"Speech, to Judiciary Committee Re The Right of Women." N.p: n.p., n.d.
Sowing for others to reap; a collection of papers ... of the Ohio Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Boston, C. Alexander, 1900.
"Address of Mrs. Annie J. Cooper, In behalf of the Women of St. Luke's Church." in The shades and the lights of a fifty years' ministry : jubilate. Washington, D.C. : St. Luke's Church: R.L. Pendleton, Printer, 1894, 27-32.
"Anna Julia Cooper Address Accepting Her Diploma From the Sorbonne, University of Paris" (1925). N.p.:n.p. 1925.
"The Ethics of the Negro Question Speech by Anna Julia Cooper." Delivered at the bi-ennial Session of Friends General Conference at Asbury Park, N.J. September 5, 1902.
"Women's Cause is One and Universal" (1893 address). N.p.:n.p., 1893.
"A Plea for Industrial Opportunity." In Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, edited by Alice Moore Dunbar, 251-256. New York: Bookery, 1914.
"Sarah Mapps Douglas urges Support of the Anti-Slavery Cause." Addressed to the Female Literary Society of Philadelphia. The Liberator, July 21, 1832.
Enlightened Motherhood: An Address by Mrs. Frances E. W. Harper; before the Brooklyn Literary Society, November 15th, 1892. Brooklyn? : Brooklyn Literary Society?, 1892.
“The Great Problem to Be Solved.” Speech, Centennial Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, Philadelphia, April 14, 1875. In Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, edited by Alice Moore Dunbar, 101, 106. New York: Bookery, 1914.
"Liberty For Slaves." National Anti-Slavery Standard, May 23, 1857, p. 3.
"National Salvation." The Evening Telegraph; February 01, 1867, Page 8
"Our Greatest Want." Anglo-African Magazine, v.1 n.5 (1859:160).
"True and False Politeness." A.M.E. Church Review, v. 14 (1898: 339-345).
"We Are All Bound Up Together." (speech) Proceedings of the Eleventh Women's Rights Convention. New York: Robert J. Johnston, 1866, 45-48.
"Women"s Political Future." (Note: speech before the World's Congress of Representative Women on May 20, 1893 at their meeting in Chicago, Illinois). Chicago: n.p., 1893.
"Negro as a Laborer" in Daniel Wallace Culp, Twentieth Century Negro Literature (J. L. Nichols & Company 1902): 304-307.
"The Burden of the Educated Colored Woman." Report of the Hampton Negro Conference no. 111 (July 1899):37- 42.
"I am an Anarchist." The Kansas City Journal, December 21, 1886, 1.
Lucy Parson's Speech to the IWW in 1905.; Minutes of the 1905 IWW Convention in Chicago. N.p: n.p., n.d.
The Principles of Anarchism. (lecture) N.p: n.p., n.d.
"To Tramps, the Unemployed, the Disinherited, and Miserable." Alarm, October 4, 1884. (Also printed and distributed as a leaflet by the International Working People's Association.)
"Address to the First National Conference of Colored Women." Woman's Era 2 (August 1895):13-15.
"An Open Letter to the Educational League of Georgia, June 1899." In Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, edited by Alice Moore Dunbar, 173-176. New York: Bookery,1914.
Essays: Including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry. Hartford: Printed for the author, 1841.
"A Plea for the Oppressed." Oberlin Evangelist, December 17, 1850.
What Role is the Educated Negro Woman to Play in the Uplifting of Her Race? (speech) D. W. Culp, Twentieth Century Negro Literature, Toronto, Canada: J. L. Nichols & Co., 1902.
An Address at the African Masonic Hall, Boston, 1833. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Maria W. Stewart Advocates Education for African American Women. Address at Franklin Hall, Boston, 1832. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart. Washington: W. L. Garrison & Knap, 1879.
Productions of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart Presented to the First African Baptist Church Society of the City of Boston. Boston: Friends of Freedom and Virtue, 1835.
Why Sit Ye Here and Die? Address at the Franklin Hall Boston, 1832. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Address at the Akron, Ohio, May 29, 1851 Woman’s Right Convention. Anti-slavery bugle. [volume], June 21, 1851, Page 160.
Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association. Address at the American Equal Rights Association. N.Y., May 9 and 10, 1867. New York: Robert J. Johnston, 1867.
Ar'nt I a Woman? Address at the Akron, Ohio, May 29, 1851.--Two versions, both included--Elizabeth C. Stanton, S. B. Anthony, and Matilda J. Gage, History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 1 (Rochester, N.Y.: Charles Mann, 1887),116; and Anti-Slavery Bugle (Salem, Oh.) June 21, 1851.
Speech at New York City Convention. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
Did the Negro Make, in the Nineteenth Century, Achievements along the Lines of Wealth, Morality, Education, etc., Commensurate with His Opportunities? If So, What Achievements Did He Make? D. W. Culp, Twentieth Century Negro Literature, Toronto, Canada: J. L. Nichols & Co., 1902.
Woman as Factor in Solution of Race Problems. Cleveland Journal 2, no. 50 (Feb 25, 1905).
This section provides access to the full text and catalog records for a diverse set of nonfiction works written by Civil War era African American women.
Pen Pictures of Pioneers of Wilberforce, Compiled and Edited by Hallie Q. Brown ... Illustrated from Photographs from Widely Different Sources. Xenia, Ohio: The Aldine Publishing Company, 1937.
A Plea for Emigration, or, Notes of Canada West: In Its Moral, Social, and Political Aspect; with Suggestions Respecting Mexico, West Indies, and Vancouver Island, for the Information of Colored Emigrants. Detroit: George W. Patterson, 1852.
A Voice from the South. By a Black Woman of the South. Xenia, Ohio: The Aldine Printing House, 1892.
Reminiscences of School Life, and Hints on Teaching. Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, 1913.
A Book of Medical Discourses: In Two Parts. Boston : Cashman, Keating, printers, 1883.
What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking. San Francisco: Women's Co-op Printing Office, 1881.
The West Indies: Being a Description of the Islands, Progress of Christianity, Education, and Liberty among the Colored Population, Generally. Boston: Dow & Jackson, 1841.
The Woman's Era, Volume 1-9. Boston: Woman's Era Club, 1894-1897.
A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful; Receipts for the Kitchen by Malinda Russell, an Experienced Cook : a Facsimile of the First Known Cookbook by an African American. Originally published: Paw Paw, Mich.: M. Russell, 1866. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Longone Center for American Culinary Research, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, 2007.
The Colored Woman her Part in Race Regeneration. The Names and Location of Clubs in the National Association of Colored Women of the United States and their Benefits to our Sisters in Black. In A New Negro for a New Century: an Accurate and Up-to-Date Record of the Upward Struggles of the Negro Race, edited by Booker T. Washington and Norman Barton Wood, 379-405 and 406-428. Chicago: American Publishing House, 1900.
"Club Movement among Negro Women." In The Colored American, from Slavery to Honorable Citizenship, edited by J. W. (John William) Gibson & W. H. (William Henry) Crogman and Booker T. Washington, 197-232. Atlanta, Ga., Naperville, Ill. [etc.] J.L. Nichols & Co., 1902.
"Club Movement among Negro Women." In The Colored American, from Slavery to Honorable Citizenship, edited by J. W. (John William), Gibson, W. H. (William Henry) Crogman and Booker T. Washington, 197-232. Hertel, Jenkins & Co., 1905.
"Club Movement among Negro Women." In Progress of a Race; or, The Remarkable Advancement of the Colored American. From the Bondage of Slavery, Ignorance and Poverty to the Freedom of Citizenship, Intelligence, Affluence, Honor and Trust. edited by John William Gibson, William Henry Crogman and Booker T. Washington, 197-232. Naperville, Il. J. L. Nichols Company, 1912.
This section provides access to the full text and catalog records for novels and short stories written by Civil War era African American women.
Tales My Father Told Me. Wilberforce, Ohio: Homewood Cottage, 1925.
True Love: A Story of English Domestic Life. Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1891.
Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted. Philadelphia: Garrigues Brothers, 1892.
"Minnie's Sacrifice." (short story in serial form). The Christian Recorder (African Methodist Episcopal Church), March 20, 1869-September 25, 1869.
"Sowing and Reaping: A Temperance Story." (short story in serial form) The Christian Recorder (African Methodist Episcopal Church), August 10, 1876-February 8, 1877.
"Trial and Triumph." (short story in serial form) The Christian Recorder (African Methodist Episcopal Church), October 4, 1888- February 14, 1889.
"The Two Offers." (short story in serial form) Anglo-African Magazine. June and July, 1859.
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South. Boston: Colored Co-operative Pub. Co., 1900.
Hagar's Daughter a Story of Southern Caste Prejudice. First published in serial form in Colored American Magazine.
Volume 2, Numbers 5, 6 (March and April 1901)
Volume 3, Numbers 1-6 (May-October 1901)
Volume 4, Numbers 1-4 (November-December 1901; January, March, 1902)
Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest. First published in serial form, in Colored American Magazine. 5, no.1-6, (May-October, 1902).
The Hazeley Family. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1894.
This section provides access to the full text and catalog records for poems by Civil War era African American women that were published in collections or published individually.
Bits and Odds: A Choice Selection of Recitations for School, Lyceum and Parlor Entertainments Rendered by Miss Hallie Q. Brown. Xenia, Ohio: Chew Press, 194?.
The Widening Light. Boston: Walter Reid,1922.
Race Rhymes. Washington, D.C.: R. L. Pendleton, 1911.
Magnolia Leaves; Poems. Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1897.
Charles Sumner. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Wordsworth. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Atlanta Offering: Poems. Philadelphia: George S. Ferguson Co., 1895.
Forest Leaves. Baltimore: James Young Printer, 1840?
Idylls of the Bible. Philadelphia: n.p., 1901.
Light Beyond the Darkness. Chicago: Donohue and Henneberry, 189?.
The Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth. The Anglo-African (10 October 1863):  (newspaper)
Moses: A Story of the Nile. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Merrihew, 1869.
Poems. Philadelphia: C. S. Ferguson, 1898.
Poems. Philadelphia: Merrihew & Son, printers, 1871.
Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects. Boston: J. B. Yerrinton & Son, Printers, 1854.
Sketches of Southern Life. Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co., Printers, 1891.
Morning Glories. Lancaster, Pa.: Speaker, 1890.
Afmerica. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
A Negro In It. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Infelicia. Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott, 1868.
Believest Thou This. Chicago: M.A. Donohue Co., 1913?
Prejudice Unveiled: and Other Poems. Boston: Roxburgh Publishing Company, 1907.
Lincoln: Written for the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Memory of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co., 1893.
"Niobe," African Methodist Episcopal Church Review. 10, no. 1, (July, 1893).
Poems. New York: Grafton Press, 1910.
Sonnets. New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co., 1893.