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Nathans, Sydney

Overview
Works: 21 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 5,281 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E450.W322, B
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Most widely held works about Sydney Nathans
 
Most widely held works by Sydney Nathans
To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? This book tells the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who in August 1848 fled her owner for refuge in the North and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her family. Her freedom, like that of thousands who escaped from bondage, came at a great price, remorse at parting without a word and fear for her family's fate. This story is anchored in two extraordinary collections of letters and diaries, that of her former North Carolina slaveholders and that of the northern family, Susan and Peter Lesley, who protected and employed her. The author's narrative reveals Mary Walker's remarkable persistence, as well as the sustained collaboration of the black and white abolitionists who assisted her. Mary Walker and the Lesleys ventured half a dozen attempts at liberation, from ransom to ruse to rescue, until the end of the Civil War reunited Mary Walker with her son and daughter. Unlike her more famous counterparts such as Harriet Tubman, Harriet Jacobs, and Sojourner Truth, who wrote their own narratives and whose public defiance made them heroines, Mary Walker's efforts were protracted, wrenching, and private. Her odyssey was more representative of women refugees from bondage who labored secretly and behind the scenes to reclaim their families from the South. In recreating Mary Walker's journey, this book gives voice to their hidden epic of emancipation and to an untold story of the Civil War era
Daniel Webster and Jacksonian democracy by Sydney Nathans( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natives & newcomers : the way we lived in North Carolina before 1770 by Elizabeth A Fenn( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent people : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1770-1820 by Harry L Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close to the land : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 by Thomas H Clayton( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for progress : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1870-1920 by Sydney Nathans( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Express lanes & country roads : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1920-1970 by Thomas C Parramore( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland by Sydney Nathans( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mind to Stay is a unique and extraordinary historical narrative of generations of a Black family with roots in slavery and in the South. This family won their freedom with emancipation but, instead of fleeing the poverty and oppression of the White plantation, decided to stay on the homeland of their White masters and then to purchase it for themselves within a decade. In a true counterpoint to the predominant tale of the Black exodus north in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, these African Americans chose to hold onto the land that they had rightfully inherited and to risk all to keep it in the ensuing decades. Sydney Nathans, in his deep research into family and plantation papers and archives, as well as in invaluable oral interviews, has uncovered a slice of history that would otherwise have remained unknown. It is the story of a White plantation, Cameron Place, its owners who kept their slaves in family units, and who then sold their plantation to the same families in the 1870s. Those land-owning Blacks chose to remain on their land in the South through the tumultuous years of Reconstruction and Jim Crow and to claim all the rights due to a landowner up to the present. It is an unusual and original story told with great sensitivity and poignancy by Nathans who has the perseverance of a detective in seeking out the hidden tale and the skills and empathy of the historian in relating it.--
Way we lived in North Carolina( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Webster, Massachusetts man by Sydney Nathans( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way we lived in North Carolina( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close to the land, 1820-1870 by Thomas H Clayton( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archive collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recordings of the Texas Pete Distinguished Lectures in Southern History and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including five lectures: Charles Joyner playing banjo and guitar and exploring the South's heritage of protest song; Sydney Nathans and the oral history of the descendants of Durham, N.C., Stagville Plantation slaves; John Ellington on the creation of exhibits at the North Carolian Museum of History; Martha Nelson on the substantial growth of a Mexican community in North Carolina; and Catherine Bishir on North Carolina's turn-of-the- century obsession with Colonial Revival architecture
To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? This book tells the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who in August 1848 fled her owner for refuge in the North and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her family. Her freedom, like that of thousands who escaped from bondage, came at a great price, remorse at parting without a word and fear for her family's fate. This story is anchored in two extraordinary collections of letters and diaries, that of her former North Carolina slaveholders and that of the northern family, Susan and Peter Lesley, who protected and employed her. The author's narrative reveals Mary Walker's remarkable persistence, as well as the sustained collaboration of the black and white abolitionists who assisted her. Mary Walker and the Lesleys ventured half a dozen attempts at liberation, from ransom to ruse to rescue, until the end of the Civil War reunited Mary Walker with her son and daughter. Unlike her more famous counterparts such as Harriet Tubman, Harriet Jacobs, and Sojourner Truth, who wrote their own narratives and whose public defiance made them heroines, Mary Walker's efforts were protracted, wrenching, and private. Her odyssey was more representative of women refugees from bondage who labored secretly and behind the scenes to reclaim their families from the South. In recreating Mary Walker's journey, this book gives voice to their hidden epic of emancipation and to an untold story of the Civil War era
The quest for progress, 1870-1920 by Sydney Nathans( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Sydney Nathans( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection contains printed materials concerning the 1979 riot in Greensboro, N.C. between Ku Klux Klan and the Communist Workers Party; they were collected by Dr. Nathans and include writings, notes, letters, an official police report, news accounts, protest publications, and term papers. There are also some Socialist and Communist publications, and a small number of letters. A later addition includes negatives of a photographic history of Durham compiled by Nathans as a bicentennial project. Prints now located at the Durham Arts Council
Express lanes & country roads, 1920-1970 by Thomas C Parramore( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The way we lived in North Carolina( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An independent people, 1770-1820 by Harry L Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Natives & newcomers : the way we lived in North Carolina before 1770An independent people : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1770-1820Close to the land : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870The quest for progress : the way we lived in North Carolina, 1870-1920Way we lived in North CarolinaClose to the land, 1820-1870To free a family : the journey of Mary WalkerThe quest for progress, 1870-1920An independent people, 1770-1820