English 133A

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2017 Wagner, Bryan
TTh 12:30-2 2030 VLSB

Book List

Brown, William Wells: Clotel; Chesnutt, Charles W.: The Marrow of Tradition; Douglass, Frederick: Narrative of the Life; Du Bois, W. E. B.: The Souls of Black Folk; Equiano, Olaudah: Interesting Narrative; Harper, Frances E. W.: Iola Leroy; Hopkins, Pauline E.: Of One Blood; Jacobs, Harriet: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Walker, David: Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World; Wheatley, Phillis: Poems on Various Subjects

Other Readings and Media

Additional readings will be made available in PDF format.


A survey of major works produced in the context of slavery and its aftermath.

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