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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » South

First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920

documents the culture of the 19th century American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, ex-slave narratives, and travel accounts of women, African Americans, enlisted men, Native Americans, laborers, and prominent individuals. The site features 140 titles, including some published before 1860. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington begins, "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia. ..."
Illustration from 'Reminiscences of the Civil War' by John Brown Gordon (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1904).

Reminiscences...

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