Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Folks From Dixie (1898)

Folks From Dixie

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, NY

Copyright 1898

Dunbar's first collection of short stories was published in 1898. Much like his earlier books of poetry, Dunbar's stories examined the lives of African-Americans both before and after emancipation. While his poetry tended to portray more sentimental situations, this collection of stories offered a harsher look at the realities of the situation, especially regarding racial prejudice. His first work of fiction was well-received, which encouraged him to publish more.

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