Works by Dunbar


Oak and Ivy. Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1892.

Majors and Minors. Toledo, Ohio: Hadley and Hadley, 1896.

Lyrics of Lowly Life. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1896.

Lyrics of Love and Laughter. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1903.

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905.

Short Stories

Folks from Dixie, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1898.

In Old Plantation Days. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1903.

The Heart of Happy Hollow. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1904.


The Love of Landry. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1900.

The Fanatics. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1901.

The Sport of the Gods. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1902.

Articles in Newspapers and Magazines

"Our New Madness," New York Independent 50 (September 15, 1898), 469-471.

"Recession Never," Toledo Journal, December 18, 1898, p. 3.

"Is Higher Education for the Negro Hopeless?" Philadelphia Times, June 10, 1900, p. 26.

"Negro Author Voices Protest," Chicago Tribune, July 10, 1903, p. 3.

Works About Dunbar


Metcalf, E. W., Jr. Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1975.

Biography and Criticism

Brawley, Benjamin. Paul Laurence Dunbar: Poet of his People. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1936.

Cunningham, Virginia. Paul Laurence Dunbar and His Song New York: Dodd, Mead, 1947.

Dunbar, Alice Moore. "The Poet and His Song," A. M. E. Church Review 31 (1914), 121 - 135. (full_text)

Gayle, Addison, Jr. Oak and Ivy: A Biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Garden City: Doubleday,1971.

Howells, William Dean. "Review of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 'Majors and Minors'," Harper's Weekly, June 27, 1896, 630-631.

Hudson, Gossie Harold. "Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Regional Heritage of Dayton's First Black Poet,"Antioch Review 34 (1976), 430-40.

Lawson, Victor. Dunbar Critically Examined. New York: Columbia University Press, 1931.

Martin, Herbert Woodward. Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Singer of Songs. Columbus: State Library of Ohio, 1979.

Martin, Jay, ed. A Singer in the Dawn: Reinterpretations of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1975.

Stronks, James B. "Paul Laurence Dunbar and William Dean Howells." Ohio Historical Quarterly 67 (1958), 95-108. (full text)

Turner, Darwin. "Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Rejected Symbol.," Journal of Negro History 52(1967), 1-13.