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Florida, (1835-1910). Mark Twain fue un aventurero incansable que encontró en su propia vida la inspiración para sus obras literarias. Considerado como el Dickens norteamericano, su estilo popular y lleno de humor de los comienzos, y su ironía y sarcasmo de sus últimas producciones literarias, contrapusieron el mundo idealizado de la infancia, inocente y a la vez pícaro, con una concepción desencantada del hombre adulto, el hombre de la era industrial, de la edad dorada, engañado por la moralidad y la civilización.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a famed abolitionist and author. In 1851, she received $400 (a great sum in her day) for a serialized version of her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which went on to be the bestselling novel of the 19th century and the second most-sold book, behind The Bible. The novel's portrayal of slavery is credited as a catalyst for the slavery debate in the years preceding the Civil War.
John R. McKivigan is the Project Director and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at IUPUI. Heather L. Kaufman is a research associate on the editorial staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers. John Stauffer is professor of English and American Literature and African American Studies and chair of the Program in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. He is the author most recently of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
William Wells Brown (1814 - 1884) was born a slave in Kentucky. In 1834, he he escaped to Ohio before moving to New York, and later, Great Britain. His novel, Clotel, is widely recognized as the first to be written by an African-American.
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) is perhaps best known today as the editor of Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. She also founded the first children's magazine in America, Juvenile Miscellany, and compiled a highly successful domestic advice manual for women, The Frugal Housewife.
Born into slavery, Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) overcame racism and oppression to become one of the most respected and influential African-American leaders of the late 19th century. He founded the Alabama Tuskegee Institute in 1881, and advocated the advancement of blacks through education and entrepreneurship. An adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, Washington displayed an apparent acceptance of segregation, and clashed with other black leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois who took a more militant approach to social change. His autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901), stands as a classic in the genre of narratives by American self-made men
Charles W. Chesnutt (born 1858, died 1932) was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South.
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, educator, and early civil rights activist. Johnson was a notable early leader of the NAACP, as well as an active scholar and writer, whose work includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He was also one of the first African-American professors at New York University.