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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Home

A Gumberg Library Research Guide

This research guide will connect you to reference works, print books and ebooks, databases for articles, and other information sources on African American poet, novelist, lecturer, abolitionist, suffragist, and social reformer, Frances Ellen Waktins Harper (1825-1911), who was a household name in the America of the 19th century.

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Most of these are Ebooks. Click on the titles to read them


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You will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link below. These links run searches for all articles on Frances E. W. Harper in these databases.

How do you find full text?

Literature Databases

General Databases

––– Dissertations ––––

Click a link below to see all dissertations or theses on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.


A Philadelphia Poetry Moment: Frances E. W. Harper's Poetry, by Tara Lake

A Philadelphia Literary Moment: Frances E. W. Harper's Fiction, by Tara Lake

A Philadelphia Literary Moment: Frances E. W. Harper's Speeches, by Tara Lake

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