Folks From Dixie

Folks From Dixie (1898)

Folks From Dixie

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company

Copyright 1898

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About the Book

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.