About Rob VelellaRob Velella is an independent literary scholar and creator of the American Literary Blog.
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Voice of Fate
At the height of the Civil War, White officer Robert Gould Shaw led the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first all-black regiment in the Northeast, and died alongside his Black soldiers at Fort Wagner in 1863. Tributes came far and … Continue reading
Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867)
Poet, Editor, and Publisher Continue reading