Civil War Novels Featuring African-Americans
African-Americans feature in almost every Civil War novel to some extent, though too often as background characters, awkward comic relief, or brutish stereotypes. Novels that feature African-Americans as heroes or important supporting characters date from Reconstruction times and have become more and more prominent in Civil War fiction since the middle of the 20th Century. The novels listed below, by both white and black authors, have substantial African-American protagonists or major supporting characters.
- Baker, Kevin. Paradise Alley. 2002.
- Ballard, Allen B. Where I'm Bound. 2000.
- Banks, Russell. Cloudsplitter. 1998.
- Bowley, F.S. A Boy Lieutenant. 1906.
- Brenaman, Miriam. Evvy's Civil War. 2002.
- Brooks, Geraldine. March. 2005.
- Brown, Rita Mae. High Hearts. 1986.
- Davis, Rebecca Harding. Waiting for the Verdict 1868.
- Hicks, Robert. The Widow of the South. 2005.
- McMullan, Margaret. How I Found the Strong. 2004.
- Paulsen, Gary. Sarny. 1997.
- Peck, Richard. The River Between Us. 2003.
- Porter, Connie. Meet Addy. 1993.
- Quinn, Peter. Banished Children of Eve. 1994.
- Randall, Alice. The Wind Done Gone 2001.
- Scott, Joanna Catherine. The Road from Chapel Hill. 2006.
- Walker, Margaret. Jubilee. 1966.