Slave Narratives (Primary Sources)

These works are writings by former slaves or transcriptions of interviews of former slaves. They are primary sources.

Slave Narratives (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles

I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives By Yuval Taylor Lawrence Hill Books, vol.1, 1999
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives from 1770-1849 by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), William Grimes, Nat Turner, Moses Roper, Frederick Douglass, Lewis and Milton Clarke, William Wells Brown, and Josiah Henson
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives By Yuval Taylor Lawrence Hill Books, vol.2, 1999
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives from 1849-1866 by James W. C. Pennington, Henry Bibb, Solomon Northup, John Brown, John Thompson, William and Ellen Craft, Harriet Jacobs, Jacob D. Green, James Mars, and William Parker
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology By Sterling Lecater Bland Jr Greenwood Press, vol.1, 2001
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by Nat Turner, Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Lewis and Milton Clarke, and William Hayden
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology By Sterling Lecater Bland Jr Greenwood Press, vol.2, 2001
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by William Wells Brown, Henry Walton Bibb, Henry "Box" Brown, Josiah Henson, James W.C. Pennington, and William Green
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
African American Slave Narratives: An Anthology By Sterling Lecater Bland Jr Greenwood Press, vol.3, 2001
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by John Thompson, Austin Steward, Noah Davis, William and Ellen Craft, and James Mars
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass Dover, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va. By Nat Turner; Thomas R. Gray University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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; David Wilson University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave By William Wells Brown University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave: Related by Herself By Mary Prince University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, 2017
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick" By Brackette F. Williams; Nat Love University of Nebraska Press, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years By Thomas H. Jones University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself By Henry Box Brown; John Ernest University of North Carolina Press, 2008
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America By Moses Grandy University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House By Elizabeth Keckley University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery By Ellen Craft; William Craft University of Georgia Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Fifty Years in Chains, or, the Life of an American Slave By Charles Ball University of North Carolina Press, 2012
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson, from 1789-1876 By Josiah Hensen; John Lobb University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina By John Andrew Jackson University of North Carolina Press, 2011
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave By William Grimes; Regina E. Mason; William L. Andrews Oxford University Press, 2008
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Pioneers of the Black Atlantic: Five Slave Narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815 By Henry Louis Gates Jr.; William L. Andrews Civitas, 1998
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), and John Jea
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
From African to Yankee: Narratives of Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum New England By Robert J. Cottrol M. E. Sharpe, 1998
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by Venture Smith, Elleanor Eldridge, James Mars, William J. Brown, and George Henry
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Slave Narratives after Slavery By William L. Andrews Oxford University Press, 2011
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by Elizabeth Keckley, John Quincy Adams, William Wells Brown, Lucy Ann Berry Delaney, and Louis Hughes
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Civitas Anthology of African American Slave Narratives By Henry Louis Gates Jr.; William L. Andrews Civitas Counterpoint, 1999
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by Harriet A. Jacobs, Nat Turner, Mary Prince, Frederick Douglass, William W. Brown, Henry Bibb, William and Ellen Craft
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy & Thomas H. Jones By David A. Davis; Tampathia Evans; Ian Frederick Finseth; Andreá N. Williams; William L. Andrews University of North Carolina Press, 2003
I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives By Susanna Ashton; Robyn E. Adams; Maximilien Blanton; Laura V. Bridges; E. Langston Culler; Cooper Leigh Hill; Deanna L. Panetta; Kelly E. Riddle University of South Carolina Press, 2010
Librarian's tip: Includes narratives by Boston King, Clarinda, John Andrew Jackson, Jacob Stroyer, I. E. Lowery, Sam Aleckson, and the anonymous "Recollections of Slavery by a Runaway Slave"
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Mother Wit: The Ex-Slave Narratives of the Louisiana Writers' Project By Ronnie W. Clayton Peter Lang, 1990
Librarian's tip: Includes short narratives from around 80 former slaves
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Pub. Co., vol.5, 1972
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Parts 3 and 4
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.10, 1972
Librarian's tip: Arkansas Narratives, Part 5 and 6
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.11, 1972
Librarian's tip: Arkansas Narratives, Part 7 and Missouri Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.14, 1972
Librarian's tip: North Carolina Narratives, Part 1
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.15, 1972
Librarian's tip: North Carolina Narratives, Part 2
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.18, 1972
Librarian's tip: Unwritten History of Slavery
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.19, 1972
Librarian's tip: God Struck Me Dead
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.1, 1977
Librarian's tip: Alabama Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.2, 1978
Librarian's tip: Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, and Oregon and Washington Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence Greenwood Press, vol.3, 1977
Librarian's tip: Georgia Narratives, Part 1
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.5, 1977
Librarian's tip: Indiana and Ohio Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.6, 1977
Librarian's tip: Mississippi Narratives, Part 1
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.7, 1977
Librarian's tip: Mississippi Narratives, Part 2
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.8, 1977
Librarian's tip: Mississippi Narratives, Part 3
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.9, 1977
Librarian's tip: Mississippi Narratives, Part 4
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By Jan Hillegas; Ken Lawrence; George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.10, 1977
Librarian's tip: Mississippi Narratives, Part 5
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.11, 1977
Librarian's tip: North Carolina and South Carolina Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 1) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.12, 1977
Librarian's tip: Oklahoma Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.1, 1979
Librarian's tip: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington Narratives
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.2, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 1
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.3, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 2
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.4, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 3
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.6, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 5
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.7, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 6
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.8, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 7
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Supplement, Series 2) By George P. Rawick Greenwood Press, vol.10, 1979
Librarian's tip: Texas Narratives, Part 9
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Looking for a topic idea? Use Questia's Topic Generator
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.