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- Anderson, Robert (b. 1819).
- The Anderson Surpriser Written After He Was Seventy-Five
Years of Age? Macon, GA: The Author, 1895. Duke Location: Rubenstein Pamphlet Collection E Pam #7275
- Anderson, Robert (b. 1819).
- The Life of Rev. Robert Anderson. Born the 22nd Day of
February, in the Year of Our Lord 1819, and Joined the Methodist
Episcopal Church in 1839. This Book Shall Be Called the Young Man's
Guide, or, the Brother in White. Macon, GA: J.W. Burke, 1891.
Reprinted Macon, GA: The author, 1892. Revised and reprinted
Atlanta: Foote & Davis, 1900. Description: Former GA slave and
minister in GA, 1900 edition features preface detailing post 1891
experiences. Duke holds a microfilm of the 1892 edition and the
1900 reprint. Duke Location: 1892 edition-- Perkins News/Micro
M7317; 1900 reprint-- Rubenstein E #17622
- Arter, Jared Maurice (b. 1850).
- Echoes from a Pioneer Life. Illustrated. Atlanta: A.B.
Caldwell Publishing, 1922. Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for
Libraries Press, 1971. Reprinted by Manchester, NH: Ayer Co., 1977.
Description: Former WV slave, educator Duke holds the 1922 edition.
Duke Location: Rubenstein E 12mo #6373
- Bruce, H[enry] C[lay] (1836-1902).
- The New Man. Twenty-Nine Years a Slave, Twenty-Nine Years a
Free Man: Recollections of HC Bruce. York, PA: P. Anstadt
& Sons, 1895. Reprinted Miami, FL: Mnemonsyne Publishing, 1969;
Reprinted New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Reprinted
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Description: Former
slave in VA, MS, MI, freeman in KS Duke holds the 1895 edition and
the 1996 edition. Duke Location: 1895 edition-- Rubenstein
Off-Site Stacks 326.92 B886; 1996 edition-- Perkins 305.567092
B886, N532, 1996
- Burton, Thomas William (1860-1939).
- What Experience Has Taught Me. Introduction by John
Wesley Gazaway. Illustrated. Cincinnati: Press of Jennings and
Graham, 1910. Description: Former slave in KY, physician in OH Duke
Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.93 B974W
- Flipper, Henry Ossian (1856-1940).
- The Colored Cadet at West Point: Autobiography of
Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper, U.S.A., First Graduate of Color
from the U.S. Military Academy. Illustrated. New York: H. Lee
& Co., 1878. Description: Author, born a slave in GA, recounts
his experiences at the famous military academy. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 F626
- Green, John Patterson (1845-1940).
- Fact Stranger than Fiction: Seventy-Five Years of a Busy
Life, with Reminiscences of Many Great and Good Men and Women.
Illustrated. Index. Cleveland: Riehl Printing, 1920. Description:
Freeborn SC native, attorney, businessman, politician, migrated to
OH, Rep. in OH State Legislature Duke Location: Rubenstein
Off-Site Stacks 923.273 G796
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- Hamilton, Jeff (1840-1950).
- "My Master": The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times,
by His Former Slave. As told to, and Preface by, Lenoir Hunt.
Foreword by Franklin Williams. Illustrated. Bibliography. Notes.
Dallas: Manfred, Van Nort & Co., 1940. Description: A former
slave in KY and TX tells the story of the famous Texas general,
U.S. Senator, and governor, as well as discussing his own childhood
as a slave. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks
- Heard, William Henry (1850-1937).
- From Slavery to the Bishopric in the AME Church: An
Autobiography. Introduction by HH Cooper. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: AME Book Concern, 1924. Reprinted New York: Arno
Press, 1969. Description: Former slave, SC legislator,
Minister-resident and consul general to Liberia, and AME Bishop
from 1908 Duke holds the 1924 edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.93 H435F
- Jamison, Monroe Franklin (b. 1848).
- Autobiography and Work of Bishop MF Jamison, DD ("uncle
Joe"), Editor, Publisher and Church Extension Secretary: A
Narration of His Whole Career from the Cradle to the Bishopric of
the Colored ME Church in America. Introduction by George L.
Tyus. Illustrated. Nashville: The Author, 1912. Description: Former
slave in GA, AL, CME Bishop, editor of church publication,
religious work in TX Duke holds a microfiche of the 1912 edition.
Duke Location: Divinity Microforms ATLA 1991 2864
- Jeter, Henry Norval (1851-1938).
- Pastor Henry N. Jeter's Twenty-Five Years' Experience with
the Shiloh Baptist Church and Her History. Preface by Charles
S. Morris. Illustrated. Providence: Remington Printing Co., 1901.
Description: Minister and former VA slave; later attended Wayland
Seminary (DC); gives history of a Baptist church in Newport, RI
from 1875 Duke holds a microfiche of the 1901 edition. Duke
Location: Perkins News/Micro M6580
- Johnson, Thomas Lewis (b. 1836).
- Twenty-Eight Years a Slave; or, the Story of my Life in
Three Continents. Introductions by Sir George Williams and
Edward Stroud Smith. Illustrated. Bournemouth, England: W. Mate
& Sons, 1909. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site
Stacks 326.92 J69T
- Lane, Isaac (1834-1937).
- Autobiography of Bishop Isaac Lane, LL.D.; with a Short
History of the CME Church in America and of Methodism.
Introduction by J. Arthur Hamlett. Illustrated. Nashville: ME
Church, South, 1916. Description: CME bishop from 1873 to 1914,
early CME organizer, slave in TN, efforts to found Lane College in
TN, religious work across south, sketches other CME bishops Duke
holds a microfiche of the 1916 edition. Duke Location: Divinity
Microforms ATLA 1991 2869
- Langston, John Mercer (1829-1897).
- From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol; or,
the First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old
Dominion. Illustrated. Hartford, CT: American Publishing,
1894. Reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1969. Reprinted New York:
Bergman Publishers, 1969. Reprinted New York: Kraus Reprint Co.,
1969. Description: Probably born free, minister, lawyer,
politician, president of VA Normal and Collegiate Institute Duke
holds the 1894 edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site
Stacks 923.273 L285
- Latta, Morgan London (b. 1853).
- The History of My Life and Work: Autobiography.
Introduction by George Daniel. Illustrated. Raleigh, NC: The
Author, 1903. Revised and reprinted Raleigh, NC: The Author, 1924.
Description: Former NC slave, Shaw graduate, educator, founder of
Latta University in West Raleigh Duke holds the 1903 edition. Duke
Location: Rubenstein E #20529; Additional copies-- Perkins
- Lewis, Joseph Vance.
- Out of the Ditch: A True Story of an Ex-Slave.
Illustrated. Houston: Rein & Sons, Co. Printer, 1910.
Description: Former LA slave, lawyer, physician, attended Leland U,
U of Michigan Law, Chicago Law, and London (England) Lane School of
Law, worked for Republican Party in Chicago Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 923.473 L674
- Love, Nat (1854-1921).
- The 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. Illustrated. Los Angeles: The
Author, 1907. Reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1968. Description:
Former TN slave, railroad car worker, and cowboy between 1869 and
1890 Duke holds the 1907 edition and the 1968 edition. Duke
Location: 1907 edition-- Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.93
L897L; 1968 edition-- Perkins 978.02092 L897 L722 1968
- Lynch, John Roy (1847-1939).
- Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John
Roy Lynch. Edited and Introduction by John Hope Franklin.
Notes. Index. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1970. Description:
Former LA and MS slave, lawyer in Chicago, realtor, first Negro
elected to MS House of Reps., US Army officer during and after
Spanish-American War Duke Location: Rubenstein E #18465;
Additional copies-- Perkins 923.273 L987 and Duke Off-Site Stacks
923.273 L987 R388 1970
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- Malvin, John (1795-1880).
- Autobiography of John Malvin: A Narrative, Containing an
Authentic Account of His Fifty Years' Struggle in the State of Ohio
in Behalf of the American Slave, and the Equal Rights of All Men
Before the Law Without Reference to Race or Color; Forty-Seven
Years of Said Time Being Expended in the City of Cleveland.
Cleveland: Leader Printing Co., 1879. Reprinted as North into
Freedom: The Autobiography of John Malvin, Free Negro,
1795-1880. Edited, Introduction, and Notes by Allan Peskin.
Cleveland: Western Reserve UP, 1966. Description: Born and raised
free in VA, later an abolitionist, civil rights leader, and
political reformist in Cleveland, OH Duke holds the 1966 reprint.
Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.81
- Marrs, Elijah Preston (1840-1910).
- Life and History of the Rev. Elijah P. Marrs.
Louisville: Bradley & Gilbert, 1885. Reprinted Miami, FL:
Mnemosyne Publishing, 1969. Description: Former Kentucky slave,
teacher, educational administrator, Baptist minister, and Union
Army soldier Duke holds the 1969 reprint. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 922.673 M361; Additional copy--
Divinity 922.673 M361
- Melbourn, Julius (b. 1790).
- Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn; with Sketches of the
Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John
Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen. Edited
by Jabez Delano Hammond. Syracuse: Hall and Dickson, 1847.
Description: Former NC slave describes his life and gives his
opinions on the institution of slavery Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 M517L
- Newton, Alexander Herritage (b. 1837).
- Out of the Briars: An Autobiography and Sketch of the
Twenty-Ninth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. Introduction by
J. P. Sampson. Illustrated. Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern,
1910. Reprinted Miami, FL: Mnemosyne Publishing, 1969. Description:
Freeman in NC, A.M.E. minister, abolitionist in NY and Conn.,
served in Union Army; book includes some of his essays, sermons,
and church resolutions. Duke holds the 1910 edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 973.781 N5610
- Payne, Daniel Alexander (1811-1893).
- Recollections of Seventy Years. Compiled and arranged
by Sarah C. Bierce Scarborough. Edited by C.S. Smith. Introduction
by Francis J. Grimke. Illustrated. Nashville: Publishing House of
the A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 1888. Reprinted New York: Arno
Press, 1968. Description: A.M.E. bishop, first president of
Wilberforce U.; describes his youth as a freeman in SC, studied at
the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Gettysburg, PA), taught in
Philadelphia; discusses ministerial duties in Baltimore and DC.
Duke holds a microfiche of the 1888 edition and the 1968 reprint.
Duke Location: 1888 edition-- Divinity Microforms ATLA 1990 83;
1968 edition-- Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 922.773 P346
R311 1968 and Divinity 922.773 P346.
- Parker, Allen (b. 1837?).
- Recollections of Slavery Times. Worcester, MA: Charles
W. Burbank & Co., 1895. Description: Laborer in Worcester, MA;
former NC slave, escaped to the North in 1862, and served in US
Navy Duke Location: Rubenstein Bound Pamphlet Collection
326.81 Z99D, v.3, no.32
- Randolph, Peter (1825?-1897).
- From Slave Cabin to the Pulpit: The Autobiography of Rev.
Peter Randolph: The Southern Question Illustrated and Sketches of
Slave Life. Boston: James H. Earle, 1893. Description: Baptist
minister, former VA slave, freed in 1847, later served as a justice
of the peace in Boston Duke holds a photocopy of the 1893 edition.
Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 R194
- Ray, Emma J. Smith (1859-1930).
- Twice Sold, Twice Ransomed: Autobiography of Mr. and Mrs.
L. P. Ray. Introduction by C. E. McReynolds. Illustrated.
Chicago: Free Methodist Publishing House, 1926. Reprinted Freeport,
NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. Description: Former MO slave,
evangelist, revival leader, faith healer, missionary, and WCTU
activist; describes her community and religious work, especially in
Seattle after 1889; affiliated with the A.M.E. and Free Methodist
church Duke holds the 1926 edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 R263T
- Roberts, James (1753-1809).
- The Narrative of James Roberts, Soldier in the
Revolutionary War and at the Battle of New Orleans. Chicago:
The Author, 1858. Reprinted Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1945.
Description: Former slave recounts his experiences in the
Revolutionary War and his pursuit of his freedom. Duke holds the
1945 edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Pamphlet
Collection E Pam #7278
- Robinson, W[illiam] H. (b. 1848).
- From Log Cabin to the Pulpit; or Fifteen Years in
Slavery. Illustrated. Eau Claire, WI: The Author, 1913.
Description: Former NC and VA slave, served in Confederate and
Union Armies in Civil War, and converted in 1877 serving as both a
Baptist and an A.M.E. preacher and circuit pastor in the Midwest
Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 973.6092 R666
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- Smith, Amanda Berry (1837-1915).
- The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith,
the Colored Evangelist: Containing an Account of Her Life Work of
Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland,
India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary: An
Autobiography. Introduction by J.M. Thoburn. Illustrated.
Chicago: Meyer & Brother, 1893. Reprinted Northbrook, IL: Metro
Books, 1969. Reprinted New York: Garland, 1987. Description: Former
MD slave, A.M.E. evangelist, faith healer, and missionary Duke
holds the 1987 edition. Duke Location: Divinity 269.2092 S642 A939
- Smith, David (b. 1784).
- Biography of Rev. David Smith, of the A.M.E. Church; Being
a Complete History Embracing Over Sixty Years' Labor in the
Advancement of the Redeemer's Kingdom on Earth. Including "The
History of the Origin and Development of Wilberforce
University." Xenia, OH: Xenia Gazette Office, 1881. Reprinted
Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. Description: Former
MD slave and an A.M.E. minister in Xenia, OH; also tells of his
church work in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Connecticut, New Jersey,
and Ohio; essay about Wilberforce is by Daniel Payne Duke holds the
1881 edition. Duke Location: Divinity 922.7 S645B
- Smith, Harry (b. 1815).
- Fifty Years of Slavery in the United States of
America. Illustrated. Grand Rapids, MI: West Michigan Printing
Co., 1891. Description: Former KY slave, describes slave life, and
later his business ventures in Indianapolis and Michigan Duke
Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.9769 S649F
- Smith, James Lindsey (?-1883?).
- Autobiography of James L. Smith, Including, Also,
Reminiscences of Slave Life, Recollections of the War, Education of
Freedmen, Causes of the Exodus, Etc. Illustrated. Norwich, CN:
Press of the Bulletin Co., 1881. Reprinted Miami, FL: Mnemosyne
Publishing, 1969. Reprinted New York: Negro Universities Press,
1970. Reprinted in Five Black Lives: The Autobiographies of
Venture Smith, James Mars, William Grimes, the Rev. G. W. Offley,
James L. Smith. Middletown, CN: Wesleyan UP, 1971.
Description: Shoemaker and Methodist minister in Norwich, CN;
former VA slave, escaped to New England in 1838, describes his
experiences as a freeman. Duke holds the 1881 edition. Duke
Location: Rubenstein E #20604; Additional copy-- Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 S651A
- Stroyer, Jacob (1846-1908).
- Sketches of My Life in the South. Introductions by
Henry K. Oliver and E. C. Bolles. Salem, MA: Salem Press, 1879.
Reprinted as My Life in the South. Salem: Salem Observer
Book and Job Print, 1885. Reprinted as My Life in the
South. Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gaus, 1898. Reprinted in
Five Slave Narratives: A Compendium. New York: Arno Press,
1968. Description: An A.M.E. minister in Salem, MA discusses his
slave life in SC until the Civil War Duke holds the 1885, 1898, and
1968 editions. Duke Location: 1885 edition-- Rubenstein
Off-Site Stacks 326.9 S925M; 1898 edition-- Rubenstein E
#8453 and Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.9 S925MA; 1968
edition-- Perkins 326.092 F565
- Taylor, Susie King (b. 1848).
- Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United
States Colored Troops Late 1st S.C. Volunteers. Introduction
by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Illustrated. Appendix. Boston: The
Author, 1902. Reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1968. Reprinted New
York: M. Weiner Pub, 1988. Description: An escaped slave from GA,
worked with the First SC Volunteers, and later worked as a teacher,
laundress, and nurse in Boston Duke holds the 1902, 1968 and 1988
editions. Duke Location: 1902 edition-- Rubenstein E
#18805; 1968 edition-- Perkins 973.7415 T246, R388, 1968; 1988
edition-- Perkins 973.7415 T246 R388 1988
- Walker, Thomas Calhoun (1862-1953).
- The Honey-Pod Tree: The Life Story of Thomas Calhoun
Walker. As narrated to Florence L. Lattimore. New York: John
Day, 1958. Description: VA politician, civic leader, and US Govt
administrator who was a former slave and later educated at Hampton
Institute Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks
- Walters, Alexander (1858-1917).
- My Life and Work. Introduction by John Edward Bruce.
Illustrated. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1917. Description: An
A.M.E. Zion bishop, born a slave in KY, after Civil War worked in
Louisville and Indianapolis hotels; describes his trips to Europe,
Middle East, and Africa; includes his sermons, address, and
letters. Duke holds a microfiche of the 1917 edition. Duke
Location: Divinity Microforms ATLA 1991 2501
- Ward, Samuel Ringgold (b. 1817).
- Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro. Illustrated.
London: John Snow, 1855. Reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1968.
Description: Former MD slave and ordained Congregational minister
recounts his experiences prior to and following his escape from
slavery. Duke holds the 1968 the edition. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 W263; Additional copy-- Perkins
- Washington, Booker Taliaferro (1856-1915).
- My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My
Experience. Illustrated. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page,
1911. Reprinted Miami, FL: Mnemosyne Publishing, 1969. Description:
Elaborates on Washington's experiences as principal of Tuskegee
Institute Duke holds a copy and a photocopy of the 1911 edition.
Duke Location: 1911 edition-- Rubenstein E #20532;
Photocopy-- Perkins 305.896073 W317, M995, 1996
- Washington, Booker Taliaferro (1856-1915).
- The Story of My Life and Work. Introduction by J. L.
M. Curry. Illustrated. Naperville, IL: J. L. Nichols & Co.,
1900. Revised and reprinted Naperville, IL: J.L. Nichols & Co.,
1901. Revised and reprinted Naperville, IL: J.L. Nichols & Co.,
1915. Reprinted New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Reprinted
in The Booker T. Washington Papers, Vol. 1, The
Autobiographical Writings. Edited by Louis R. Harlan et al.
Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1972. Description: Former VA slave turned
one of most well-known racial spokesmen; educated at Hampton
Institute; first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
Institute Duke holds the 1969 edition and the 1972 collection. Duke
Location: 1969 edition-- Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks
378.0092 W317 S887 1969; 1972 edition-- Perkins 923.773 W317AD and
Duke Off-Site Stacks 923.773 W317, B724, 1972
- Washington, Booker Taliaferro (1856-1915).
- Working with the Hands: Being a Sequel to "Up From
Slavery," Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training
at Tuskegee. Illustrated. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1904.
Reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1969. Reprinted New York: Negro
Universities Press, 1969. Description: In publicizing the history,
programs, and philosophy of his school, the famous principal of
Tuskegee Institute also alludes to his own activities and
contributions (former slave) Duke holds the 1904 edition. Duke
Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 923.773 W317A;
Additional copy-- Perkins 923.773 W317A
- Wells [Barnett], Ida B. (1862-1931).
- Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B.
Wells. Edited and Introduction by Alfreda M. Duster. Foreword
by John Hope Franklin. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Chicago: U
of Chicago P, 1970. Reprinted Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1972.
Description: Born a slave in MS; later a noted civil rights worker,
civic leader, teacher, newspaper editor, and journalist; active in
the NAACP; discusses her life through 1921 and 1927. Duke holds the
1970 edition and the 1972 reprint. Duke Location: 1970 edition-- Rubenstein E #20689; 1972 reprint-- Perkins 973.0496073
W453 C957 1972
- Williams, Isaac D. (1821-1898).
- Sunshine and Shadow of Slave Life: Reminiscences as Told by
Isaac D. Williams to "Tege." East Saginaw, MI: Evening News
Printing & Binding House, 1885. Description: Former VA slave
who escaped to Canada in 1858 via Underground Railroad; laborer in
Canada and Michigan. Duke Location: Rubenstein Pamphlet
- Williams, James (b. 1825).
- Life and Adventures of James Williams, a Fugitive Slave,
with a Full Description of the Underground Railroad. San
Francisco: Women's Union Print, 1873. Reprinted Philadelphia:
Rhistoric Publications, 1969. Reprinted Saratoga: R&E Research
Associates, 1969. Description: Former slave in MD who escaped to PA
in 1838; experiences of working for Underground Railroad, as a gold
miner and businessman in CA and Nevada, and worked for A.M.E.
church in Sacramento; includes vignettes of other slaves known by
author Duke holds the 1969 Saratoga reprint. Duke Location: Rubenstein Off-Site Stacks 326.92 W724