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

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Works: 1,898 works in 1,963 publications in 1 language and 44,835 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Music  Controversial literature  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Sources 
Classifications: E449, B
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Most widely held works by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 17 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
American slavery as it is; testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld( Book )

5 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 )

6 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
Library of Southern literature( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the riches and diversity of Southern experience as presented in one hundred of its most important literary works. The bibliography was compiled by the late Professor Robert Bain, based on suggestions from colleagues in Southern studies around the country and is available on the site through the "About the project" page. The collection includes fictional works, slave narratives, poems, music, etc
Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the Lincolns
The experience of a slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson( Book )

5 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
Woman's wartime journal : an account of the passage over georgia's plantation of sherman's army on by Dolly Sumner Lunt( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolly Sumner Lunt begins her diary, published in 1918, by recalling her anxiety about the approach of General Sherman's Union army on January 1, 1864. Despite her efforts to hide her valuable possessions, the Union troops raid her house and plantation and take her slaves with them. They also set fire to cotton bales in her barn, but the blaze burns out before spreading. In her last entries, dated December 1865, Lunt writes optimistically about the recovery of her farm, her new sharecropping system, and the first cheerful Christmas in years
Acts and resolutions of the second session of the Provisional congress of the Confederate states, held at Montgomery, Ala by Confederate States of America( )

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

Describes the acts and resolutions that were both addressed and passed by the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States in Montgomery, Alabama
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

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 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( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the author's experience as a slave in St. Louis and elsewhere
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
Slave songs of the United States by William Francis Allen( )

3 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
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

Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert( )

2 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
The Church in the Southern Black community( )

in English and held by 0 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
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

John March, Southerner by George Washington Cable( )

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

A romantic novel criticizing the numerous ills of the Reconstruction-era South, including political corruption, vigilante violence, race riots, and misconceptions of southern honor. Set in the village of Suez in the fictional state of Dixie, the novel revolves around the coming of age of its hero, John March. As a young southerner, March struggles to develop his own value system when confronted with the questionable ethics of his father's slaveholding generation, as well as the corruption of both blacks and whites in the New South. When John March, Sr. dies, John Jr. becomes involved in a scheme to industrialize Widewood, his family plot. His earnest desire to grow into a gentleman, coupled with his bumbling naiveté, saves John from corruption, and he remains an endearing character surrounded by individuals intent on swindling away his land
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( )

5 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
Life and times of Frederick Douglass: his early life as a slave, his escape from bondage, and his complete history by Frederick Douglass( )

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

The classic autobiography of a runaway slave who became Abraham Lincoln's advisor and the Counsel General to Haiti
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
 
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Alternative Names
Docsouth (Project)

Documenting the American South (Project)

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English (58)