Selected Readings on American Slavery and Slave Narratives

Ira Berlin, "Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society in British Mainland North America," American Historical Review LXXXV (February, 1980): 44-78.

John W. Blassingame, ed., Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., ed. The Slave's Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

David Brion Davis, "Slavery and the Post-World War II Historians," Daedelus CIII (Spring 1974): 1-16.

Paul D. Escott, Slavery Remembered: A Record of Twentieth-Century Slave Narratives. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

Eugene D. Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Pantheon, 1974.

Donald M. Jacobs. Index to the American Slave. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family, From Slavery to the Present. New York: Basic Books, 1985, 1-44.

Melton McLaurin, Celia: A Slave. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991; rpt. ed., New York: Avon Books, 1993.

Leslie H. Owens, "The African in the Garden: Reflections About New World Slavery and its Lifelines," in Darlene Clark Hine, ed., The State of Afro-American History: Past, Present, and Future. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.

Charles L. Perdue, Jr., Thomas E. Barden, and Robert K. Phillips, eds., Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976.

Ullrich B. Phillips, American Negro Slavery. D. Appleton & Co.; rpt. ed., Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press., 1989.

Howard E. Potts, ed. A Comprehensive Name Index for the American Slave. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Leonard Rapport, "How Valid Are the Federal Writers' Project Life Stories: An Iconoclast Among True Believers," Oral History Review (1979): 6-17.

George P. Rawick, ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (41 vols.). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972, 1976, 1979.

George P. Rawick, From Sundown to Sunup: The Making of the Black Community.Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972.

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