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Historical Romance of the American Negro by Charles H. Fowler

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO

BY

CHARLES H. FOWLER, M. D.

PRESS OF THOMAS & EVANS,

604 608 Water Street,

BALTIMORE.

1902.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1902, by

CHARLES H. FOWLER, M. D.,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE. INTRODUCTORY. CHAPTER I. CHAPTER II. CHAPTER III. CHAPTER IV. CHAPTER V. CHAPTER VI. CHAPTER VII. CHAPTER VIII. CHAPTER IX. CHAPTER X. CHAPTER XI. CHAPTER XII. CHAPTER XIII. CHAPTER XIV. CHAPTER XV. CHAPTER XVI. CHAPTER XVII. CHAPTER XVIII. CHAPTER XIX. CHAPTER XX. CHAPTER XXI. THE AMERICAN SPANISH WAR I. THE AMERICAN SPANISH WAR II. BLACKS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND IN 1812. "NICK" BIDDLE. COLOR IS NO BAR TO OFFICE.

ILLUSTRATIONS

Respectfully yours Charles H. Fowler M. D. A. M. BEULAH JACKSON. THE ESCAPE. SCENES IN NEW ORLEANS. SCENES IN BUFFALO. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. BATTLE OF MILLIKEN'S BEND. BATTLE OF PORT HUDSON. JOHN BROWN. FREDERICK DOUGLASS. MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMER. A SCENE ON THE JACKSON PLANTATION. SCENES AT NIAGARA FALLS. COTTON PICKING. A RELIC OF SLAVERY DAYS. MR. JACKSON. HOUSE WHERE LINCOLN DIED. EMANCIPATION STATUE BOSTON, MASS. HAULING COTTON TO THE GIN. FIRST READING EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. DE SOTO DISCOVERING MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IN DANGER OF THE OVERSEER'S LASH. JAMES A. GARFIELD. RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. CHAS. SUMNER. WM. LLOYD GARRISON. FRED'K DOUGLASS, ROCHESTER, N. Y. SOUTHERN CHIVALRY ARGUMENT VERSUS CLUB'S. STATUE OF LIBERTY. GRANT'S TOMB. DICKENS' OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. TOWER OF LONDON. GEN. ANTONIO MACEO. THE DEFENSE OF SANTIAGO. BATTLE OF SAN JUAN HILL. COLORED SOLDIERS AND MUSICIANS. SPANISH AMERICAN WAR. THE BOSTON MASSACRE. THE GRAVE OF NICK BIDDLE. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

PREFACE.

[Illustration: Respectfully yours Charles H. Fowler M. D. A. M. ]

For a number of years it has been on my mind to write a book regarding the principal events that have occurred to the colored race since the beginning of the agitation against slavery, going on from thence to the great Rebellion, passing through that war, and also dealing with all subjects of great importance that have arrested our attention under our glorious freedom.

At the same time it has occurred to me, as it has to many another writer, that my book would be far more interesting to the general reader, if I were to select a representative woman of our own race, and make her the mouthpiece of all I wished to say; in other words, to introduce the whole under the pleasing form of an historical romance, so that we might keep our heroine constantly before our eyes, and make her weave in a continuous tale of love, travel, war and peace, and thus portray the lady playing her own parts on that tremendous stage of Time that has been set forth for the gaze and astonishment of the whole country during the past fifty years. I hope those members of the general public who favor me by a perusal of my book will be pleased with my plan.

"Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war," and I have introduced into my book all the great advances that our race has made since the fall of Richmond, and, indeed, have brought things down to this year. The reader will find a number of things that are intended to introduce humor, and to brighten the darker portions of the story.

And as some fault finding person may say that I have overdrawn my heroine, and made her far more clever than she could ever have naturally been, I venture to affirm that such a charge can by no means be just, for we have women among us, and men, too, who are as intelligent and clever as can be found among any other race on the face of the earth. I believe my book will prove the truth of this assertion in those cases, at least, where the heroines and heroes of the colored race are mentioned in its pages by name.

Beulah Jackson will therefore stand as a representative woman among our own people... Continue reading book >>




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