The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

In the years after the Civil War, there was an unfortunate amount of importance placed on racial identity. The focus on the races of one’s parents remained a mainstay of culture...

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The Great Gatsby

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told...

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12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup was born in the early 1800s in New York, and was born as a free man. He lived as a free man for over 30 years, until he was tricked into moving to Washington, D.C....

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano was born in Eboe in 1745, and lived among his family and culture until he was kidnapped later, which began a chain of being sold and moved around Africa, to...

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The Game of Life and How to Play It

The Game of Life and How to Play It is an exploration of Florence Scovel Shinn’s personal philosophies regarding metaphysics, as in the relationships between mind and matter and...

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