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African American Literature Resources

African American literature and related resources.

Time Periods


Literature of Slavery & Freedom (1746-1865)

 Literature of Reconstruction & The New Negro (1865-1919)

 The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1940)

 Realism, Naturalism & Modernism (1940-1960)

 The Black Arts Movement (1960-1975)

 Literature after 1975 (1975 - Present)

Reference books: Time period specific


Reference Books