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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Documenting the American South (Project)

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Works: 1,868 works in 1,968 publications in 1 language and 48,800 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Controversial literature  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Maps  Poetry 
Classifications: F230, 306.362092
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Most widely held works by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation, and during this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. This is his detailed description of slave life and plantation society
American slavery as it is; testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the testimonies of ex-slaves describing the social conditions of slaves in the South
The experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones who was a slave for forty-three years by Thomas H Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of a slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

InThe Experience of a Slave in South Carolina, escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and his own frequent whippings at the hands of a "Christian" master and mistress. He offers a scathing review of white religious hypocrisy, criticizing those who could not see the contradiction between worshiping a merciful God on Sundays and holding slaves under inhumane conditions. Jackson details his escape from slavery into Massachusetts as a ship stowaway after he is separated by sale from his first wife and child. He also describes his interactions with Harriet Beecher Stowe; his failed attempts to purchase the freedom of his family members; and his eventual escape into Canada following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law. His work also includes a variety of carefully recorded hymns and antislavery songs. Jackson would eventually flee to England with his second wife before returning to South Carolina after the War. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings selected classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available as downloadable e-books or print-on-demand publications. DocSouth Books are unaltered from the original publication, providing affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers
Journal of the public and secret proceedings of the Convention of the People of Georgia : held in Milledgeville and Savannah in 1861 by Georgia( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of Nat Turner; leader of the late insurrection in Southampton, Va by Nat Turner( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker's appeal, in four articles : together with a preamble, to the coloured citizens of the world, but in particular ... to those of the United States of America, written in Boston, state of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829 by David Walker( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1829, 'Walker's Appeal' called on slaves to rise up and free themselves. The two subsequent versions of his document (including the reprinted 1830 edition published shortly before Walker's death) were increasingly radical. Addressed to the whole world but directed primarily to people of colour around the world, the 87-page pamphlet by a free black man born in North Carolina and living in Boston advocates immediate emancipation and slave rebellion
Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the Lincolns
A digest of the military and naval laws of the Confederate States : from the commencement of the Provisional Congress to the end of the First Congress under the permanent Constitution by Confederate States of America( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the State of Virginia. Ed. with an introduction and notes by William Peden by Thomas Jefferson( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Old plantation days; being recollections of southern life before the civil war by N. B De Saussure( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantation life in South Carolina before and during the Civil War
Journal of the Senate of the state of Georgia, at the annual session of the General Assembly, begun and held in Milledgeville, the seatof [sic] government, in 1862 by Georgia( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the Senate of Georgia and includes a letter from Joseph E. Brown, Governor of Georgia, concerning issues to be addressed by the body which were the five million appropriation, treasury notes, Confederate war tax, Comptroller General's department, state troops, state armory, change bills, bridge guards and home protection, distillation, salaries of public officers, the families of our soldiers in service, exemption of soldiers from taxation, clothing for the Georgia troops, cotton and provisions, Western & Atlantic Railroad, defence of Savannah, state university, penitentiary and asylums, obstructions of our rivers, military organization of the state, Georgia Military Institute, Adjutant and Inspector General, appropriation for military puposes, small pox, and salt. The Senate also dealt with a variety of other governmental business
Memories of childhood's slavery days by Annie L Burton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Public Library Digital Library presents the full text of "Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" from the library's Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century collection. African-American businesswoman Annie Louise Burton (c.1850-c.1910) wrote the book, which was originally published in 1909
Right on the scaffold : or, The martyrs of 1822 by Archibald Henry Grimké( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Grimke tells the story of Denmark Vesey, a freed, literate slave and a respected community member of Charleston, South Carolina. Vesey became convinced that the slaves were God's chosen people, like the Jews of the Old Testament, and led an unsuccessful insurrection against white slaveholders that resulted in dramatic trials and executions
From slavery to a bishopric : or, The life of Bishop Walter Hawkins of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, Canada by S. J. Celestine Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Few words to the soldiers of the Confederate States by J. J. D Renfroe( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of William W. Brown, an American slave by William Wells Brown( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1849, this book was in its fourth edition, having sold over 8,000 copies in less than eighteen months and making it one of the fastest-selling antislavery tracts of its time. The book's popularity can be attributed both to the strong voice of its author and Brown's notoriety as an abolitionist speaker. The son of a slave and a white man, Brown recounts his years in servitude, his cruel masters, and the brutal whippings he and those around him received. He details his failed attempt to escape with his mother; after their capture, they were sold to new masters. A subsequent escape attempt succeeds
Slave songs of the United States by William Francis Allen( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1867, Slave Songs of the United States represents the work of its three editors, all of whom collected and annotated these songs while working in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the Civil War, and also of other collectors who transcribed songs sung by former slaves in other parts of the country. The transcriptions are preceded by an introduction written by William Francis Allen, the chief editor of the collection, who provides his own explanation of the origin of the songs and the circumstances under which they were sung. One critic has noted that, like the editors' introductions to slave narratives, Allen's introduction seeks to lend to slave expressions the honor of white authority and approval. Gathered during and after the Civil War, the songs, most of which are religious, reflect the time of slavery, and their collectors worried that they were beginning to disappear. Allen declares the editors' purpose to be to preserve, "while it is still possible ... these relics of a state of society which has passed away."
 
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Docsouth (Project)

Documenting the American South (Project)

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English (67)