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

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Works: 1,869 works in 1,969 publications in 1 language and 49,286 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Music  Autobiographies  Biographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vConfederate 
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 )

7 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 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

InThe 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 whippings at the hands of a "Christian" master and mistress. He offers a scathing review of white religious hypocrisy, criticizing those who could not see the contradiction between worshiping a merciful God on Sundays and holding slaves under inhumane conditions. Jackson details his escape from slavery into Massachusetts as a ship stowaway after he is separated by sale from his first wife and child. He also describes his interactions with Harriet Beecher Stowe; his failed attempts to purchase the freedom of his family members; and his eventual escape into Canada following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law. His work also includes a variety of carefully recorded hymns and antislavery songs. Jackson would eventually flee to England with his second wife before returning to South Carolina after the War. 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
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 0 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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of Nat Turner; 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

Colonel Carter of Cartersville by Francis Hopkinson Smith( )

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

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity
Notes on the State of Virginia. Ed. with an introduction and notes by William Peden by Thomas Jefferson( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Cabbages and kings by O Henry( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabbages and Kings is still a rather unusual book, even after the experimentation with narrative form that has characterized much of twentieth century literature. With Roads of Destiny it was clear that O. Henry occasionally wanted to do new things with the short story form, and not just continue to produce the slightly sentimental shorts which had brought him popularity. He experimented with the form of the short story while continuing to write about the same sorts of subjects in the same accessible style. In Cabbages and Kings it is the idea of a collection of short stories that Henry plays with, writing what is in effect a novel consisting of short stories. Some parts of the book amount to chapters put in to glue the stories together, while other stories have little relevance to the main plot. This main plot is concerned with revolutionary politics in the fictional South American state of Anchuria, particularly the involvement with them of American citizens resident in the country. The President of Anchuria, Miraflores, has fled the capital with $100,000 from the treasury; he must be captured before he reaches the coast. In the coastal town of Coralio, he and his mistress are discovered, Miraflores kills himself, but the money disappears. The only two people who could know anything about it, the American Goodwin who found him, and Miraflores' mistress, now married to Goodwin, are too important to be suspected, and Goodwin is well known for his honesty. As the new president, Losada, begins to show signs that his rule will become oppressive even by the standards of South America at the time, opposition grows; and this forms the background to Cabbages and Kings. However, the best stories as short stories are those which have little relationship with this background, such as the sequence starting with Shoes centering on the young US consul John de Graffenried Atwood. This indicates that in the end Cabbages and Kings fails as an experiment; Henry's craft is so wedded to the short story form of which he was one of the greatest masters that the extended structure does not come at all naturally. The single background is a bit of a straight jacket, and it tends to fragment whenever Henry has an idea which interests him
Right on the scaffold : or, The martyrs of 1822 by Archibald Henry Grimké( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 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
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 t
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
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
Balcony stories by Grace Elizabeth King( )

1 edition published in 1998 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
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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Docsouth (Project)

Documenting the American South (Project)

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