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The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave: Related by Herself

Mary Prince's narrative was one of the earliest to reveal the ugly truths about slavery in the West...

Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave: Written by Himself

By 1849, the Narrative of William W. Brown was in its fourth edition, having sold over 8,000...

A Voice from the South: By a Black Woman of the South

A Voice from the South

By a Black Woman of the South

Published in 1892, A Voice from the South is the only book published by one of the most prominent...

Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick," by Himself: A True History of Slavery Days, Life on the Great Cattle Ranges and on the Plains of the "Wild and Woolly" West, Based on Facts, and Personal Experiences of the Author

Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick," by Himself

A True History of Slavery Days, Life on the Great Cattle Ranges and on the Plains of the "Wild and Woolly" West, Based on Facts, and Personal Experiences of the Author

Nat Love's memoir Life and Adventures of Nat Love is one of the only firsthand accounts of an...

The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Published in 1817, The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was the...

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

Twelve Years a Slave

Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

After living as a free man for the first thirty-three years of his life, Solomon Northup was...

Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles: Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America

Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles

Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America

First published in 1829, Walker's Appeal called on slaves to rise up and free themselves. The two...

Slave Songs of the United States

First published in 1867, Slave Songs of the United States represents the work of its three...

The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years: Written by a Friend, as Related to Him by Brother Jones

Originally published in order to raise money to purchase his son's freedom, Thomas Jones's...

Harriet, the Moses of Her People

In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman . Though often...