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

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Works: 1,830 works in 1,965 publications in 1 language and 47,802 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Music  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate 
Classifications: E444, 813.54
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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. -- Publisher description
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
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
Journal of the Senate of South Carolina, being the sessions of 1863 by South Carolina( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the House of Representatives of the state of Mississippi, called session at Columbus, February and March, 1865 by Mississippi( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governor's letter, dated Jan. 15, 1861, discusses secession, arms purchases, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Co. and Mississippi Central Railroad Co. placing free use of their railroads at the disposal of the state for war purposes
The confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Confessions of Nat Turner is a masterpiece of storytelling, revealing in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of slavery. The outcome of twenty years' research, it is a novel of impelling readability, a sweeping evocation of the South in the nineteenth century, and of the total experience of being a Negro in that era. It searches the depths of frustration and degradation that this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of American history and strike down those who had held his people in bondage"--Dust jacket
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
Prayers and other devotions for the use of the soldiers of the army of the Confederate States by J. J. D Renfroe( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
David 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

"In 1829 David Walker, a free black born in Wilmington, North Carolina, wrote one of America's most provocative political documents of the nineteenth century. Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World. Decrying the savage and unchristian treatment blacks suffered in the United States, Walker challenged his "afflicted and slumbering brethern" to rise up and cast off their chains. Walker worked tirelessly to circulate his book via underground networks in the South, and he was so successful that Southern lawmakers responded with new laws cracking down on "incendiary" anti-slavery material." From the bookjacket
The narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave. And a lecture delivered before the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, 1847 by William Wells Brown( )

8 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
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

Journal of the Senate of the state of Georgia, at the annual session of the General Assembly, begun and held in Milledgeville, the seatof [sic] government, in 1862 by Georgia( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the Senate after the House and the Senate were called together by Joseph E. Brown, Governor of Georgia, in response to a letter he had sent to them to address the issues of the Militia, the Georgia Military Institute, military appropriation, impressment, the penitentiary, arming the slaves and the present and prospective condition of the state. They also dealt with other items of government business
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

The texture of life in the antebellum South emerges in the personal reminiscences of a Southern woman
 
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Alternative Names
Docsouth (Project)

Documenting the American South (Project)

Languages
English (73)