I decided to revisit my 19th Century American literature roots, so I’m making my way through some anti-Tom literature (literature by pro-slavery, anti-abolitionists in reaction to Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin). And I wanted to make sure to also read some works by 19th Century African American authors and books I’ve not read. So I did a quick Google search and found, with way too little difficulty, a list of novels I haven’t read. I’ve read some, but not all of these, and I’m looking forward to broadening my literary background.
Here are some of the upcoming titles on my list.
The Cabin and Parlor; or, Slaves and Masters by J. Thornton Randolph.
The North and South; or, Slavery and its Contrasts by Caroline E. Rush
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (thrown in for good measure)
The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall (thrown in for even better measure)
The Uncalled by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Imperium in Imperio by Sutton E. Griggs
I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m sure I’ll take some breaks for some lighter reading in between, but I’ll keep you posted.
Have you read any of these titles? What did you think? What else should I add?