The African-American Poetry is a full-text database containing 3,000 poems from about n books of poetry by African American poets published up through 1900. The full-text of each book is presented, and readers can browse the books or they can search the database for words in any of several fields: author, title, dedication, epigraph, first line, or any line. They can also create fairly complex combination searches, and searches can be limited by the poet's gender and whether the poem is rhymed or unrhymed. Poems can be printed and downloaded. The poets included are listed in Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975: A Guide to Information Sources. Ed. W. P. French, M. J. Fabre, and A. Singh (Detroit : Gale Research, 1979). DAAP complements the American Poetry Database.
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