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

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Works: 1,906 works in 1,959 publications in 1 language and 50,622 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Sources  Music  Personal narratives  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Church history 
Classifications: E444, 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 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Originally published in order to raise money to purchase his son's freedom, Thomas Jones's autobiography first appeared in the 1850s. This version, published in 1885, includes not only Jones's account of his childhood and young adult life as a slave in North Carolina, but also a long additional section in which Jones describes his experiences as a minister in North Carolina, while still enslaved, and then on the abolitionist lecture circuit in Massachusetts and the Maritime Provinces of Canada after he stowed away on a ship bound for New York in 1849. The narrative's most prominent focus is on Jones's ministry in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, before he escaped. The narrative puts a characteristically postbellum emphasis on shared religious devotion and even fondness between African Americans and whites. Perhaps the most compelling scene, however, is Jones's account of his forcible separation from his first wife and their three children, whom he never saw again.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
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 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Solomon Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society
The experience of a slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson ( )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 438 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 437 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 432 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 406 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 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the Lincolns
The confessions of Nat Turner the leader of the late insurrection in Southampton, Va. by Nat Turner ( )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 76 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 surro
The Church in the Southern Black community ( )
in English and held by 61 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
Up from slavery, an autobiography by Booker T Washington ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of the man who, though born in slavery, educated himself and went on to found Tuskegee Institute
Library of Southern literature ( )
in English and held by 55 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
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
Jurgen : a comedy of justice by James Branch Cabell ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape in which he has romances with Guenevere and The Lady of the Lake and confrontations with God and the Devil
Fifty years in chains, or, The life of an American slave by Charles Ball ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 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
Narrative of the life of Moses Grandy, late a slave in the United States of America by Moses Grandy ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 52 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
The voice of the people by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 1900 novel, Glasgow examines the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Southern life, focusing especially on race, class, and gender themes that would continue in her literature. Nicholas Burr, the son of a poor white farmer, rises to the governorship of Virginia. Yet his political success, tempered by disappointment in love, leads to a tragic outcome
Memories of childhood's slavery days by Annie L Burton ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To have and to hold by Mary Johnston ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Have and To Hold (1900) was wildly popularthe bestselling novel of its year. In the book, Mary Johnston skillfully creates an impressive picture of colonial Jamestown, Virginia, as it struggles to survive. Narrated by Captain Ralph Percy, an English soldier turned settler, To Have and To Hold is an exciting story of how this unrefined yet gentile and chivalric man wins the affection of Lady Jocelyn Leigh, and overcomes his rival, a band of pirates, and several Indian uprisings
 
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Docsouth (Project)
Documenting the American South (Project)
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English (46)