Perez Knowles, David Benitez
The key authors during the Naturalist Period in America was, Jack London, W.E.B. Dubois, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton.
The autobiography UP FROM SLAVERY was written by Washington. Washington was born into slavery on April 5, 1856. His mother's name was Jane and his father was a white man. At the age of 9 Washington was a free man. Washington was the first principal of Tuskegee University. He was the first African American to be shown on a U.S postal stamp in 1940. William L. Andrews, ed. Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996); Louis R. Harlan, The Booker T. Washington Papers: The Making of a Black Leader New, 1856-1901 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1972).
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK written by W.E.B Dubois on behalf of an African American's place in an American society. This book was also one of the early works to deal with sociology.
THE NIAGARA MOVEMENT written by W.E.B Dubois, he calls a meeting for political action and individual rights. They agree on the "Delclaration of Principles," meaning that everyone should have educational and political rights.
W.E.B Dubois founded the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
ETHAN FROME written by Edith Wharton, this book is similar to the Scarlet letter.