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Love & marriage in early African America

Author: Frances Smith Foster
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2008.
Series: Northeastern library of Black literature.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Love & marriage in early African America.
Hanover : University Press of New England, c2008
(OCoLC)608471988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Smith Foster
ISBN: 9781555536763 155553676X 9781555536770 1555536778
OCLC Number: 122974303
Notes: An anthology of nineteenth and early twentieth century African American writings (stories, songs, poems, sayings, sermons, etc) on love, courtship, and family.
Description: xxvi, 329 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one, in love --
with love. Lyrics --
Section 1 --
What's you lookin' at me fer? --
Love is jes a thing o' fancy --
You loves yo' gal? --
Creole candio --
One sweet kiss --
On friendship / Philis Wheatley (1769) --
Philis' reply / Philis Wheatley (1774) --
Behave yourself, from Freedom's Journal (1827) --
Lines to my ___ / George Moses Horton (1843) --
Courting in Connecticut, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
To Annie, from the Pacific Appeal (1862) --
To Miss W. / A. I[slay] Walden (1873?) --
Dedicated to a young lady / A. I[slay] Walden (1873) --
A negro love song / Paul Laurence Dunbar (1895) --
Dinah kneading dough / Paul Laurence Dunbar (1899) --
Show your love / James E. McGirt (1901) --
The parting kiss / Jos D.H. Heard (1901) --
Jessie and I / Timothy Thomas Fortune (1905) --
Kiss me again / Samuel Alfred Beadle (1912) --
Love's lament / Olive Ward Bush-Banks (1914) --
Filled with you / Olive Ward Bush-Banks (1920) --
Lyrics --
Section 2 --
Does you lak strawberries? --
W'en I wus a "roustabout" --
She hug me --
A letter --
You nasty dog! --
Pretty liddle pink --
Is it so? from Freedom's Journal (1827) --
Stanzas from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
To Eliza / George Moses Horton (1829) --
Forget me now / Ann Plato (1841) --
Farewell to Frances / George Moses Horton (1865) --
A love song / John Willis Menard (1879) --
A double standard / Frances E[llen] W[atkins] Harper (1893) --
Sence you went away / James Weldon Johnson (1900) --
Regret / Olive Ward Bush-Banks (1914) --
Violets / Alice Dunbar Nelson (1917) --
The heart of a woman / Georgia Douglas Johnson (1918). Fiction --
A Christmas sketch / Mrs. M.B. Lambert (1882) --
Violets / Alice Dunbar Nelson (1895) --
"There was one time!" / Jessie Fauset (1917) --
Letters --
From Phillis Wheatley to Obour Tanner (1773) --
From Harriet to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From Amelia to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From Criticus to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From Tom Little to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From Henry H. Garnet to "Dear Friend" (1837) --
From William H. Wormley to Catto (1860) --
From Addie Brown to Rebecca Primus (1859-1867) --
Autobiographical accounts --
William Grimes, from Life of William Grimes (1855) --
James Williams, from Life and adventures of James Williams (1893) --
Fannie Berry, from Federal Writers Project (ca. 1937) --
Part two, Whether to marry --
and who? Lyrics --
Aurore Pradere --
W'en I goes to marry --
Lines, written on hearing a beautiful young lady express a determination to live an old main, from Freedoms' Journal (1828) --
A young lady's soliloquy, from the Christian Recorder (1864) --
The cheerless condition of bachelorship / George Moses Horton (1865) --
Report / Frances E[llen] W[atkins] Harper (1867) --
Advice to girls / Frances E[llen] W[atkins] Harper (1868) --
The young man's comforter / A. I[slay] Walden (1873) --
One to love / A. I[slay] Walden (1873) --
Fiction --
A woman and an angel, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
The two offers / Frances E[llen] W[atkins] Harper (1859). Nonfiction --
On marriage, from The doctrines and discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1817) --
A bachelor's thermometer, from Freedom's Journal (1827) --
The old maid's diary, from Freedom's Journal (1827) --
"Sic a wife", from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
An unmarried woman, from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
A gold repeater, from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
Lewis White advertises, from Freedom's Journal (1829) --
Two school girls / Ann Plato (1841) --
A bachelor advertises, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
Matrimony, from Repository of religion and literature (1859) --
To avoid a bad husband, from the Christian Recorder (1861) --
The pleasures of single life, from the Pacific Appeal (1864) --
Young ladies of to-day, from the Christian Recorder (1864) --
How to make bean soup, from the Christian Recorder (1865) --
Yoked unequally, from the Christian Recorder (1876) --
Bigamy, from Life and Adventures of James Williams (1893) --
Part three, proposals and vows. Lyrics --
Wedding colors --
Slave marriage --
Written in a bride's album / A[lfred] G[ibbs] Campbell (1883) --
Marriage / Mary Weston Fordham (1897) --
Fiction --
Conversation, from Southern Workman (1895). Nonfiction --
Miseries of an engaged man, from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
Miseries of an engaged woman, from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
Getting married without knowing how it was to be done, from the Christian Recorder (1861) --
Marriage of Rev. John Beckett to Miss Kate Campbell, from the Christian Recorder (1876) --
Autobiographical accounts --
Thomas tompkins, from Freedom's Journal --
William Grimes, from Life of William Grimes --
Harriet Jacobs, from Incidents in the Life --
When two of the slaves / Harriett McFarlin Payne, from Rawick, American slave: A composite autobiography (ca. 1937) --
The war went on, from Ophelia Settle Egypt, unwritten history of slavery --
Iffen any of the slaves / Aunt Virginia Bell, from Rawick, American slave: A composite autobiography (ca. 1937) --
I had a nice weddin' / Sarah Allen, from Rawick, American slave: A composite autobiography (ca. 1937) --
Part four, married life. Lyrics --
Three months married --
To a lady on the death of her husband / Phillis Wheatly (1772) --
To the bride, from Freedom's Journal (1828) --
Connubial felicity / George Moses Horton (1845) --
The fugitives' wife / Frances Ellen Watkins [Harper] (1857) --
The old couple, from the Christian Recorder --
The wife's invocation / John Menard Willis (1879) --
To Elder T. Wellington Henders, from the Christian Recorder (1879) --
Dearest / Robert C.O. Benjamin (1883) --
To my absent wife / A[lfred] G[ibbs] Campbell (1883) --
To Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Johnson / Frances E[llen] W[atkins] Harper (1886) --
Tired / Fenton Johnson (1919). Fiction --
Dialogue between a newly married couple, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
Mr. Pepper's wife, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
Patrick Brown's first lvoe, from the Anglo-African magazine (1859) --
Anecdotal: an old and true friend, from the Christian Recorder (1869) --
Octoroon slave of Cuba / Thomas Detter (1871) --
The wife of his youth / Charles W. Chesnutt (1899) --
Bro'r Abr'm Jimson's wedding / Pauline E. Hopkins (1901) --
Nonfiction --
Whisper to a wife, from Colored American (1837) --
The intemperate husband, from Colored American (1837) --
Tell your wife, from Pacific Appeal (1862) --
A chapter for young husbands, from the Christian Recorder (1864) --
A tin wedding, from the Christian Recorder (1876) --
A bereaved wife, from the Christian Recorder (1880) --
Letters --
From Jane Stephens to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From James Stephens to Freedom's Journal (1827) --
From George Pleasant to Agnes Hobbs (1833) --
From Marie Perkins to husband (1852) --
From Abream Scriven to wife (1858) --
From Harriet Newby to Dangerfield Newby (1859) --
From Ann to husband (1864) --
Autobiographical accounts --
Jarena Lee, from Life and religious experience of Jarena Lee (1836) --
Lunsford Lane, from Narrative of Lunsford Lane (1848) --
Henry Bibb, from The life and adventures of Henry Bibb (1849) --
Josiah Henson, from Father Henson's story of his own life (1858) --
Noah Davis, from A narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis (1859) --
J.D. Green, from The narrative of the life of J.D. Gren (1864) --
Elizabeth Keckley, from Behind the scenes (1868). Part five, family trees rooted --
in love. Lyrics --
Daughter's inquiry / Ann Plato (1841) --
Our family tree / Joseph Cephas Colly (1853) --
My child, from Provincial Freeman (1855) --
Old Grimes' son, from Life of William Grives (1855) --
The home for me, from the Christian Recorder (1872) --
The lonely mother / Fenton Johnson (1916) --
Fiction --
Charles and Clara Hayes / Mrs. Lucie S. Day (1853) --
Dialogue between a mother and her children on the precioius stones / Mrs. Sarah Douglas (1859) --
The voice of the rich pudding / Gertrude D[orsey] Browne (1907) --
Letters --
From John H. Rapier to his son John (1857) --
From Parker Smith to "My dear Sir" (1861) --
From Rebecca Primus to parents and sister (1976) --
From Dave Waldro to cousin (1867) --
Information wanted, from the Christian Recorder (1864-1893) --
Nonfiction --
The dying bed of a mother, from Colored American (1837) --
The use of grandmothers, from the Christian Recorder (1864) --
Aunt Jennie the Old Maid, from the Christian Recorder (1873) --
Autobiographical accounts --
Samuel Ringgold Ward, from Autobiography of a fugitive negro (1855) --
Williams Grimes, from Life of William Grimes (1855) --
Thomas Jones, from Narrative of a Refugee Slave (1857) --
James Williams, from Life and Adventures of James Williams (1893) --
My mother as I recall her / Rosetta Douglass Sprague (1900) --
Of the passing of the first-born / W.E.B. DuBois (1901).
Series Title: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Other Titles: Love and marriage in early African America
Responsibility: Frances Smith Foster, editor.
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