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

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Works: 1,897 works in 1,965 publications in 1 language and 47,278 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Music  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Sources 
Classifications: E444, 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

The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. His years in this condition of servitude were filled with abuse, apprehension, and a profound fear for his life (he narrowly escaped lynching). Northup's years in captivity are dramatically recounted here, as are his attempts to bring charges against the men who originally abducted him. An educated man when he entered slavery, Northup was able to write about the institution as both an outsider and as one of its victims. The result was an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. A bestseller in its time, the work is "a moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation
American slavery as it is; testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld( Book )

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

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

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a biographical account written by an unidentified "friend," of Thomas H. Jones, an African American who was a slave for forty-three years
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

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
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( )

6 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
Memoir of old Elizabeth, a coloured woman by Old Elizabeth( )

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

Twenty-five years in the Black Belt by William James Edwards( )

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

The Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents the full-text of "Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt," which was written by William James Edwards (1869-?) and originally published circa 1918. The online text is from "First-Person Narratives of the American South," a part of the "Documenting the American South (DAS)" collection of the Academic Affairs Library
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
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 0 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
Balcony stories by Grace Elizabeth King( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 0 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
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

Free Joe, and other Georgian sketches by Joel Chandler Harris( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the darkness cometh the light : or, struggles for freedom by Lucy A Delaney( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Douglass, (1817-1895), was the leading spokesman for African Americans in the 1800's. Born a slave, Douglass became a noted reformer, author, and speaker. He devoted his life to the abolition of slavery and the fight for black rights
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, 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 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 provides a detailed description of his failed attempt to escape with his mother; after their capture, they were sold to new masters. A subsequent escape attempt succeeds. He is taken in by a kind Quaker, Wells Brown, whose name he adopts in gratitude. Shortly thereafter, Brown crosses the Canadian border. Brown's Narrative includes stories of fighting devious slave traders and bounty hunters, various antislavery poems, articles and stories (written by him and others), newspaper clippings, reward posters, and slave sale announcements
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
Old times in Dixie land; a southern matron's memories by Caroline E Merrick( )

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

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
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
 
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Alternative Names
Docsouth (Project)

Documenting the American South (Project)

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English (63)