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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

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Works: 2,206 works in 2,374 publications in 1 language and 99,025 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Slave narratives  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Poetry  Encyclopedias  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: F230, 973.70922
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Narrative of William W. Brown, an American slave by William Wells Brown( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,258 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
American slavery as it is : testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the testimonies of ex-slaves describing the social conditions of slaves in the South
Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the Scenes is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker for the wives of influential politicians. She eventually became a close confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. Several years after President Lincoln's assassination, when Mrs. Lincoln's financial situation had worsened, Keckley helped organize an auction of the former first lady's dresses, eliciting strong criticism from members of the Washington elite. Behind the Scenes is, therefore, both a slave narrative and Keckley's attempt to defend the motives behind the auction. However, the book's publication prompted an even greater public outcry, with the added racial subtext of white society's disdain for Keckley's audacity in publishing details of the Lincolns' private lives. Keckley's dressmaking business failed, the Lincoln family cut all ties with her, and she lived out her final days in a home for the indigent. Scholars have acknowledged the book's valuable account of slave life as well as its intimate view into the Lincoln White House. Biographers of the Lincolns have quoted extensively from Keckley's text
The confessions of Nat Turner; leader of the late insurrection in Southampton, Va by Nat Turner( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21-22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. 'The Confessions of Nat Turner' details Turner's life and the events surrounding that armed revolt, which left more than fifty men, women, and children dead and that culminated in Turner's execution
The experience of a slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
The experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, who was a slave for forty-three years by Thomas H Jones( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Walker's appeal, in four articles ; together with a preamble, to the coloured citizens of the world, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States of America by David Walker( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,092 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 emancipationand slave rebellion
Slave songs of the United States by William Francis Allen( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,079 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 w
Narrative of the life of Moses Grandy; late a slave in the United States of America by Moses Grandy( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into slavery in North Carolina around 1786, Moses Grandy was bequeathed to his young playmate, his original owner's son, when they were both eight years old. Hired out until he was twenty-one, Grandy describes each of his temporary masters--some cru
Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Encyclopedia of North Carolina( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informative compendium, the Encyclopedia of North Carolina is abundantly illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and maps."--Jacket
God in history : a discourse delivered before the graduating class of the College of Charleston on Sunday evening, March 29, 1863 by James Warley Miles( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right on the scaffold : or, The martyrs of 1822 by Archibald Henry Grimké( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 265 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
Biographical sketches and interesting anecdotes of persons of color. To which is added, a selection of pieces in poetry by Abigail Mott( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the earliest compilations of biographies of African Americans, prominent, mythical, and unknown
Autobiography of James L. Smith; including also, reminiscences of slave life, recollections of the war, education of freedmen, causes of the exodus, etc by James L Smith( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorials of a southern planter by Susan Dabney Smedes( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of an era by John S Wise( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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