[Last updated: December 18, 1997]
RESOURCES RELATED TO
HARRIET JACOBS' LIFE & TIMES
 
RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET 
  
"Afro-American Sources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts" [University of Virginia] http://www.upress.virginia.edu/plunkett/mfp.html 

"American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology" (with sound files) [University of Virginia] http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/wpa/wpahome.html  

"Books for Young Readers by Mary E. Lyons" (with a link to Letters from a Slave Girl) http://www.comet.net/writersc/lyonsden/index1.htm  

"ENAM 311 Project" (The Debate in the 1831-32 Virginia General Assembly on the Abolition of Slavery) [University of Virginia] http://wsrv.clas.virginia.edu/~cwm3a/enam311.html  

"Guide to African-American Documentary Resources in North Carolina" [University of Virginia] http://www.upress.virginia.edu/epub/pyatt/nchome.html 

"History 10" (The Museum of African Slavery) [Penn State University] http://squash.la.psu.edu/~plarson/smuseum/welcome.htm  

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" A DRAMATIZATION OF THE BOOK http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/slavegirl.html  
   
"John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American Documentation" [Duke University] http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/franklin/  

"Links to Sources for Early American History: African American History" [University of Michigan] http://www.clements.umich.edu/Histsub.html#AfAm  

"Materials on Slavery from the UNC-CH Collections" (a database) [University of North Carolina] http://sunsite.unc.edu/docsouth/narratives.html  

"Rare Book School 1995" (links to texts and images of 19th-Century African-American Resources) [University of Virginia] http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/rbs/rbs16-95.html 

"Slave Narratives" [University of Houston] http://vi.uh.edu/pages/mintz/primary.htm  

"Slave Voices from the Duke University Special Collections Library" http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/slavery/  

"Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War" [University of Virginia] http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/  

"Voice from the Gaps: Writers by Name" (Women Writers of Color - biographies and bibliographic information) [University of Minnesota] http://www-engl.cla.umn.edu/lkd/vfg/authorname  

"WPA Life Histories" (Works Progress Administration project that includes interviews with former slaves) [Library of Congress] http://lcweb2.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html  

 
BOOKS 
Bennett, Lerone, Jr.  Before the Mayflower: A History of Black  
        America.  New York: Penguin Books, 1984.  
.  
Braxton, Joanne M.  "Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a  
        Slave Girl: the Redefinition of the Slave Narrative Genre." 
        The Massachusetts Review,  Vol. 27 (Summer 1986).  
.  
Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr., and Kym S. Rice, eds.  Before  
        Freedom Came: African-American Life in the Antebellum  
        South. The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, and 
        the University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1991.  
.  
Garfield, Deborah M., and Rafia Zafar, eds.  Harriet Jacobs  
        and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.  New York,  
        Cambridge University Press, 1996.  
.  
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed.  The Classic Slave Narratives.  
        New York:  Mentor, 1987.  
.  
Hughes, Langston, Milton Meltzer and C. Eric Lincoln.   
        Pictorial History of Black Americans.  New York: Crown 
        Publishers, Inc., 1983.  
.  
Levy, Andrew, "Dialect and Convention: Harriet A. Jacobs's  
        Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," Nineteenth Century  
        Literature, Vol. 45 (Sept. 1990).  
.  
Lyons, Mary E.  Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet  
        Jacobs.  New York, Aladdin Paperbacks, 1996.  
.  
Mellon, James, ed.  Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember - An  
        Oral History.  New York: Avon Books, 1988.  
.  
Shockley, Ann Allen.  Afro-American Women Writers 1746-1933:  
        An Anthology and Critical Guide.  Markham, Ontario:  
        Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1989.  
.  
Six Women's Slave Narratives.  New York: Oxford University  
        Press, 1988. 
 
Return to Harriet Jacobs' Home Page