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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poet, Author (27-Jun-1872 — 9-Feb-1906)


Eleanor Alexander. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Tragic Courtship and Marriage of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore. New York: New York University Press. 2001. 241pp.

Felton O. Best. Crossing the Color Line: A Biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 1996.

Benjamin Brawley. Paul Laurence Dunbar: Poet of His People. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina. 1936. 159pp.

Addison Gayle, Jr.. Oak and Ivy: A Biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1971. 175pp.

Jay Martin (editor). A Singer in the Dawn: Reinterpretations of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1975.

E. W. Metcalf, Jr.. Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press. 1975. 193pp.

Peter Revell. Paul Laurence Dunbar. Twayne. 1979. 197pp.

Roger Whitlow. Many Yankee Faces: Aspects of Modern Writing in the Work of Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Erskine Caldwell: With a Supplement. Dodd, Mead. 1975.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.194)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.448)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.296)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.76)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.214)

  13. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.232)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.297)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.205)

  16. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.118-19)

  17. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.251)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.72)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.5)

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