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Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Moore 1875-1935

Overview
Works: 103 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 16,651 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Sources  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Trials, litigation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
 
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Most widely held works by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
Masterpieces of Negro eloquence : the best speeches delivered by the Negro from the days of slavery to the present time by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

38 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of addresses and speeches by both her contemporaries and prominent Afro-Americans of the past
The works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goodness of St. Rocque, and other stories by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

37 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela was tall and slender and graceful, and once you knew her the lithe form could never be mistaken. She walked with the easy spring that comes from a perfectly arched foot. To-day she swept swiftly down Marais Street, casting a quick glance here and there from under her heavy veil as if she feared she was being followed. If you had peered under the veil, you would have seen that Manuela's dark eyes were swollen and discoloured about the lids, as though they had known a sleepless, tearful night. There had been a picnic the day before, and as merry a crowd of giddy, chattering Creole girls and boys as ever you could see boarded the ramshackle dummy-train that puffed its way wheezily out wide Elysian Fields Street, around the lily-covered bayous, to Milneburg-on-the-Lake. Now, a picnic at Milneburg is a thing to be remembered for ever. One charters a rickety-looking, weather-beaten dancing-pavilion, built over the water, and after storing the children-for your true Creole never leaves the small folks at home-and the baskets and mothers downstairs, the young folks go up-stairs and dance to the tune of the best band you ever heard. For what can equal the music of a violin, a guitar, a cornet, and a bass viol to trip the quadrille to at a picnic?
African-American classics( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-three stories and poems by America's earliest black authors, illustrated by contemporary black artists including: authors, Langston Hughes [and others]; adaptations, Alex Simmons, Christopher Priest, Mat Johnson; illustrators, Afua Richardson [et al.]"--Page 4 of cover
The Dunbar speaker and entertainer ; The poet and his song by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry, prose, and dramatic readings by and about Afro-Americans
The Signet classic book of Southern short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
The Dunbar speaker and entertainer : containing the best prose and poetic selections by and about the Negro race, with programs arranged for special entertainments by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Alice Dunbar-Nelson reader by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughing to stop myself crying by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson : volume 1 by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violets and other tales by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

22 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson was born Alice Ruth Moore on 19th July, 1875 in New Orleans, Louisiana to a seamstress mother who had been a former slave and merchant marine father. Her ancestry of mixed white, black and Indian from her Creole forebears gave rise to her strawberry blonde curly hair and fair skin who occasionally passed for white, which allowed her to participate in the cultural life of New Orleans at a time where darker skins were often excluded. Alice was among the first generation of black people to be born free in the South and so benefitted from a good education. This allowed her to be part of a small minority of African Americans that continued to University. After graduation she became a teacher in her native New Orleans and published her first book of poetry and prose in 1895. A courtship correspondence with poet Paul Laurence Dunbar led to a secret marriage in New York in 1898. Their marriage ended allegedly after he nearly beat her to death citing that he could not tolerate her lesbian affairs. Depression and alcoholism killed him a few years later. Alice moved to Wilmington, Delaware where she continued to write whilst working at Howard High School. Here she met and married physician and professor Henry Arthur Callis though this too was to end in divorce a few years later. However this period saw her engage in political activism and a fight for social justice for black people, particularly women. She married the poet and civil rights activist Robert Nelson (who she stayed with until her death) and became a journalist, co-editing a progressive black newspaper and being a field organiser for the women's suffrage movement. Alice continued to write poetry and prose but with her other work, that included lectures and the campaign for the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill to become law, her time for creative writing was limited. In her time she received little recognition but has steadily gained an influence and authority that places her at the heart of American writing. Alice died in Philadelphia from heart problems on 18th September 1935
Lesie, the choir boy by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edouard by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give us each day : the diary of Alice Dunbar-Nelson by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer Session by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His Great Career by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone white by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's disguise by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrilling adventures of Alice Dunbar : the celebrated horse thief and female Jack Sheppard ... by James Colley( )

1 edition published in 1869 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mine eyes have seen by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson : volume 1
Alternative Names
Alice Dunbar Nelson Amerikaans dichteres, journaliste en politiek activiste

Alice Dunbar Nelson poetessa e giornalista statunitense

Alice Dunbar-Nelson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Journalistin und Bürgerrechtlerin

Alicia Dunbar Nelson

Dunbar Alice 1875-1935

Dunbar Alice Moore 1875-1935

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice 1875-1935

Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1875-1935 Mrs

Dunbar, Paul Laurence Mrs. 1875-1935

Moore Alice Ruth 1875-1935

Nelson, Alice Moore Dunbar-

Nelson Alice Moore Dunbar- 1875-1935

Nelson, Alice Ruth Dunbar 1875-1935

Nelson, Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar 1875-

Nelson, Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar 1875-1935

Languages
English (215)

Covers
The works of Alice Dunbar-NelsonThe goodness of St. Rocque, and other storiesThe Dunbar speaker and entertainer ; The poet and his songThe Signet classic book of Southern short storiesLaughing to stop myself cryingThe Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson : volume 1Violets and other tales