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Orations by African Americans, 1700-1900
- Benezet, Anthony (1713-1784). A caution to Great Britain and her colonies : in a short representation of the calamitous state of the enslaved Negroes in the British dominions. Philadelphia printed, London, Reprinted and sold by J. Phillips, 1784.
- Catto, William. A Semi-Centenary Discourse, Delivered in the First African Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, On the fourth Sabbath of May, 1857; With a history of the church from its first organization: Including a brief notice of Rev. John Gloucester, its first pastor. By William T. Catto, Pastor. Also an appendix, containing sketches of all colored churches in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, J.M. Wilson, 1857.
- Elliot, Robert B. Sumner Memorial Meeting: Oration of Hon. Robert B. Elliott, M.C. of South Carolina, Delivered in Faneuil Hall, April 14, 1874, Under the Auspices of the Colored Citizens of Boston: With the Address of Edwin G. Walker, Esq., President of the Meeting, and a Sketch of the Proceedings. Boston: Published for the committee of arrangements by Charles L. Mitchell, 1874.
- Grand celebration in honor of the passage of the Ordinance of emancipation, by the Free State Convention, on the eleventh day of May, 1864, held in the Place d'Armes, New-Orleans, June 11th, with the programme, proceedings, speeches by Rev. Dr. Rogers, Francis Boisdore, Rev. W.A. Dove &c. &c. : also the Proceedings of the American Arts Association of New Orleans, and the distribution of prizes, held first August, 1864. New Orleans: H.P. Lathrop, Printer, 1864.
- Hopkins, Pauline E. (Pauline Elizabeth). Daughter of the Revolution: The Major Nonfiction Works of Pauline E. Hopkins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c2007. Pauline E. Hopkins came to prominence in the early years of the 20th century as an outspoken writer, editor, and critic. This work brings together many of her essays, including non-fiction works such as 'Famous Men of the Negro Race', 'Famous Women of the Negro Race', 'The Dark Races of the Twentieth Century', and more.
- Minstrel Gags and End Men's Hand-Book: Being a Collection of Ethiopian Dialogues, Plantation Scenes, Eccentric Doings, Humorous Lectures, Laughable Interludes, End Men's Jokes, Burlesque Speeches, Witticisms, Conundrums, Yarns, Plantation Songs and Dances, etc. New York ; Dick & Fitzgerald, [1875?].
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