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Students' Guide


Books

Andrews, William L., ed. North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy and Thomas H. Jones. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Cecelski, David S. The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Crow, Jeffrey J., Paul D. Escott and Flora J. Hatley. A History of African Americans in North Carolina. Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2002.

Inscoe, John C. Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

Kay, Marvin L. Michael., and Lorin Lee Cary. Slavery in North Carolina, 1748-1775. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Crow, Jeffrey J. "Slavery." In Encyclopedia of North Carolina, edited by William S. Powell, 1046-1049. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Websites

Slavery and the Making of America - Useful site from PBS with a detailed timeline of the history of slavery in America, further resources including booklists for elementary, middle and high school students, and an overview of the slave experience illustrated with artifacts, excerpts from personal narratives, and primary documents.

Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery - The story of slavery, presented by the New York Public Library and illustrated with artifacts from their collections. Site requires Flash Player.

From Slavery to Civil Rights - A collection of primary sources from the Library of Congress related to the history of African Americans.

Slavery in the State of North Carolina - An 1899 study by John Spencer Bassett in the Documenting the American South digital collection, providing a turn-of-the-century perspective on slavery in the state.

Slavery and the Making of the University - An exhibit from the Virtual Museum of University History at UNC detailing the roles that African American slaves played in the history of the university.

Search for Articles and Primary Sources


Citation Information

How to cite Documenting the American South primary sources:

MLA -

Author. Title. Place originally published: Publisher, date originally published. Documenting the American South. Date of electronic publication. University Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Date you accessed the document online. <url of the document>

Example:
Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Boston: Published for the Author, 1861. Documenting the American South. 2003. University Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 10 August 2007. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jacobs/menu.html>

Chicago -

Author. Date originally published. Title. Documenting the American South. University Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Date the work was added to DocSouth. Link to the document.

Example:
Robinson, William H. 1913. From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery. Documenting the American South. University Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/robinson/menu.html.

How to cite this page:

MLA -
The Story of Slavery in North Carolina . 2007. University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Date you accessed site. <http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/slavery/index.html>.

APA -
(2007). The Story of Slavery in North Carolina. Retrieved (date you accessed site), from University Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Web site: http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/slavery/index.html.

Chicago -
University Library, University of North Carolina. "The Story of Slavery in North Carolina ". http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/slavery/index.html.