Kate Chopin, “A Shameful Affair”
Gene Stratton-Porter, “The Last Passenger Pigeon”
Octavia E. Butler, “Positive Obsession”
Ring Lardner, “A Day with Conrad Green”
Joseph H. Rainey, “The Destruction of a Free Ballot”
William Wells Brown, “Ira Aldridge”
Mark Twain, “The £1,000,000 Bank-Note"
Rollin Lynde Hartt, “Melodrama”
Washington Irving, “The Poor Devil Author”
Stephen Crane, “The Black Dog”
Edith Wharton, “Kerfol”
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Masque of the Red Death”
Fannie Barrier Williams, “Women in Politics”
Clare Winger Harris, “The Miracle of the Lily”
Heywood Broun, “This Side of Paradise?”
Sherwood Anderson, “The New Englander”
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