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

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Works: 1,904 works in 1,956 publications in 1 language and 49,241 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Music  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Fiction  Poetry  Church history  Personal narratives‡vConfederate 
Classifications: E449, B
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Most widely held works by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, who was a slave for forty-three years by Thomas H Jones ( )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve years a slave narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 by Solomon Northup ( )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana
The experience of a slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson ( )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The 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 whi
American slavery as it is; testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld ( )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides the testimonies of ex-slaves describing the social conditions of slaves in the South
Narrative of William W. Brown, anAmerican slave by William Wells Brown ( )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1849, the Narrative of William W. Brown 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 t
Slave songs of the United States by William Francis Allen ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 229 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."
Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the Lincolns
Reminiscences of the Civil War by Cora Mitchel ( )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and times of Frederick Douglass: his early life as a slave, his escape from bondage, and his complete history by Frederick Douglass ( )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic autobiography of a runaway slave who became Abraham Lincoln's advisor and the Counsel General to Haiti
Narrative of sojourner truth by Olive Gilbert ( )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of the pioneer for racial and sexual equality discusses her years as a slave in upstate New York and describes the spiritual revelations that turned her into an abolitionist
The Church in the Southern Black community ( )
in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life, beginning with white churches' conversion efforts, especially in the post-Revolutionary period, and depicts the tensions and contraditions between the egalitarian potential of evangelical Christianity and the realities of slavery. It focuses, through slave narratives and observations by other African American authors, on how the black community adapted evangelical Christianity, making it a metaphor for freedom, community, and personal survival
Life of William Grimes the runaway slave : brought down to the present time by William Grimes ( )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Douglass by Charles W Chesnutt ( )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography of Douglass also includes some detailed background on contemporary issues and events and how they influenced Douglass' rise to prominence: the roots of antislavery agitation, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Underground Railroad, the American Colonisation Society, the conflict in Kansas for free soil, the John Brown raid, the Civil War, the enlistment of Colored Troops, and Reconstruction
Library of Southern literature ( )
in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924. This collection was originally based on Dr. Robert Bain's bibliography of the hundred most important Southern literary works, and continues to expand. Contains some of the earliest texts about America written by British discoverers that set the foundation for American letters and traces the development of Southern literature through to the beginning of the twentieth century
Up from slavery an autobiography by Booker T Washington ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper from American slavery by Moses Roper ( )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper can be read as an extended autobiographical meditation on the meaning of race in antebellum America. First published in England, the text documents the life of Moses Roper, beginning with his b
Life of James Mars a slave born and sold in Connecticut by James Mars ( )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years in chains, or, The life of an American slave by Charles Ball ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty Years in Chains: Or, the Life of an American Slave (1859) was an abridged and unauthorized reprint of the earlier Slavery in the United States (1836). In the narratives, Ball describes his experiences as a slave, including the uncertainty of slave life and the ways in which the slaves are forced to suffer inhumane conditions. He recounts the qualities of his various masters and the ways in which his fortune depended on their temperament. As slave narrative scholar William L. Andrews has noted, Ball's oft-repeated narrative directly influenced the manner and matter of later fugitive slave
Jurgen a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Docsouth (Project)
Documenting the American South (Project)
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English (49)