Associate Professor | Department of History | Bowdoin College
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SOURCES FOR CONDUCTING HISTORICAL RESEARCH AT BOWDOIN:
AFRICAN AMERICANS, AND THE UNITED STATES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Assistant Professor of History
list represents a non-comprehensive guide to some important historical
collections and resources at Bowdoin. It is intended as a starting
point for researchers. When available, source reports completed
by student researchers have been included. I have not taken pains
to give complete citations, provide call numbers, or otherwise
let you know exactly where things are. Finding sources is, after
all, a key element in doing historical research. For further help,
you may consult the excellent reference librarians at the Hawthorne-Longfellow
Student-made research aids:
Large Collections Available on Campus:
of the History of the Slave Trade to America
(1831-1865) [microform] (source report)
Booker T. Washington
Papers, Louis Harlan, Ed.
Citizen's Sure Guide (Kennebunk, [District of Maine]: Printed for
Charles Peirce of Portsmouth, N.H., by S. Sewall, 1804)
History of the Negro People in the United States
Exploration, Settlement, and Colonial SlaveryLathen Windley. Runaway Slave Advertisements. Westport, CN, 1983.
Billy G. Smith and Richard Wojtowicz, comps. Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertistements for Runaways in the Pennsylvania Gazette. Philadelphia, 1989.
John William Blake, ed. Europeans in West Africa. London, 1942.
Richard Hakluyt. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation. Reprint ed., Glasgow, 1903-1905.
Richard Hakluyt. The Tudor Venturers. John Hampden, ed. London, 1970.
Philip D. Curtin, ed. Africa Remembered. Madison, 1967.
Slavery from Slave SourcesHenry L. Swint, ed. Dear Ones at Home. Nashville, 1966.
William F. Allen, comp. Slave Songs of the United States. New York, 1867.
Herbert Aptheker, ed. Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. New York, 1966.
Frederick Douglass. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Reprint ed., New York, 1968.
Robert S. Starobin, comp. Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves. New York, 1974.
James Mellon, ed. Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember. New York, 1988.
Anthony Appiah, ed. Early African-American Classics. New York, 1990.
Harriet A. Jacobs. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Boston, 1861.
Norman R. Yetman, comp. Life Under the "Peculiar Institution": Selections from the Slave Narrative Collection. Huntington, NY, 1960.
Lunsford Lane. Narrative of Lunsford Lane. Boston, 1842. Gilbert Osofsky, ed. Puttin' on Ole Massa. New York, 1969. Six Women's Slave Narratives. New York, 1988.
John Blassingame, ed. Slave Testimony. New York, 1977.
Moncure D. Conway, ed. Testimonies Concerning Slavery. Reprint ed., New York, 1969.
Charles Harold Nichols, comp. Black Men in Chains: Narratives by Escaped Slaves. New York, 1972.
Arthur P. Davis, et al, eds. Selected African American Writing from 1760 to 1910. New York, 1995.
Slave Masters and the Plantation RegimeJ.H. Easterby, ed. The South Carolina Rice Plantation. Chicago, 1945.
Mary Boykin Chesnut. A Diary From Dixie. New York, 1905. Michael Mullin, ed. American Negro Slavery: A Documentary History. New York, 1976.
Michael Johnson and James Roark, eds. No Chariot Let Down. New York, 1984.
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Within the Plantation Household
Children of Pride
Black Activism and AntislaveryPhilip S. Foner and George E. Walker, eds. Proceedings of the Black State Conventions, 1840-1865. Philadelphia, 1979-80.
C. Peter Ripley, at al, eds. The Black Abolitionist Papers. Chapel Hill, 1985-1992. (Books, not microform.)
Frederick Douglass. The Frederick Douglass Papers. John Blassingame, et al, eds. New Haven, 1979-1992.
George E. Carter and C. Peter Ripley, eds. Black Abolitionist Papers. Sanford, NC, 1981. Microform collection (not books). (source report)
Freedom's Journal (New York, NY), 1827-1829. Newspaper.
The Anglo-African Magazine (New York, NY), 1859-1860. Reprint ed., New York, 1968.
The Argument over Slavery Before the Civil WarThe Liberator (Boston, MA) 1831-1865. Newspaper. (source report)
George Fitzhugh. Cannibals All. C. Vann Woodward, ed. Reprint ed., Cambridge, 1960.
William Lloyd Garrison. Thoughts on African Colonization. Reprint ed., New York, 1969.
John L. Thomas, ed. Slavery Attacked. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1965.
Eric L. McKitrick, ed. Slavery Defended. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1963.
The Civil War and ReconstructionForten, Charlotte. Journal. Ray Allen Billington, ed. New York, 1953.
Susie King Taylor. Reminiscences of My Life in Camp. Reprint ed., New York, 1968.
Elizabeth Hyde Botume. First Days Amongst the Contrabands. Reprint ed., New York, 1968.
A.M. French. Slavery in South Carolina and the Ex-Slaves. New York, 1862.
Ira Berlin, et al, eds. Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation. Cambridge, 1982-.
Ira Berlin, at al, eds. "Family and Freedom: Black Families in the American Civil War." History Today 37 (1987): 8-15.
James McPherson, ed. The Negro's Civil War. New York, 1965.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment
On the Altar of Freedom
African-American WomenDorothy Sterling. We Are Your Sisters. New York, 1984.
Phillis Wheathley. The Poems of Phillis Wheatley. Julian D. Mason, Jr. ed. Chapel Hill, 1989.
Wheatley, Phillis. Works. John Shields, ed. New York, 1988. William L. Andrews, ed. Sisters of the Spirit. Bloomington, IN, 1986.
Susan Houchins, ed. Spiritual Narratives. New York, 1988.
Important Selected Secondary Sources
Dudley Cornish, The Sable Arm
Joseph Glathaar, Forged in Battle
Jim Horton and Lois Horton, In Hope of Liberty
Leon Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860
James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War
Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution
Leon Litwack, Been in the Storm so Long: The Aftermath of Slavery
Leon Litwack, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow
Lawrence Levine, Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-America Folks Thought from Slaver to Freedom
"We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible": A Reader in Black Women's History
Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in US Women's History
Deborah Gray White, Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South
Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present
ed., Articles on American Slavery [an excellent multi-volume collection
of reprinted journal articles]
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