Historical Romance of the American Negro
It was not long before the fame of the colored soldiers of America was wafted over the whole world and everywhere received by all lovers of freedom with most hearty applause. (Summary by narrator, p 66)
For a number of years it has been on my mind to write a book regarding the principal events that have occurred to the colored race since the beginning of the agitation against slavery, going on from thence to the great Rebellion, passing through that war, and also dealing with all subjects of great importance that have arrested our attention under our glorious freedom.
At the same time it has occurred to me . . . that my book would be far more interesting to the general reader, if I were to select a representative woman of our own race, and make her the mouthpiece of all I wished to say. . . . I hope those members of the general public who favor me by a perusal of my book will be pleased with my plan. (From the Preface)
Genre(s): Historical Fiction