Documenting the American South

First-Person Narratives of the American South

Provides texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. From among the several collections:

"First-Person Narratives of the American South" is a collection of diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives written by Southerners, mostly those whose voices were less prominent in their time, including African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

"Library of Southern Literature" includes the most important Southern literary works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century. This collection presents the varied and rich foundation of Southern writing.

"North American Slave Narratives" documents the individual and collective story of African Americans' struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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