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First Person Narratives of the American South

A compilation of printed texts from the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “First-Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920” documents the American South from the viewpoint of southerners. Consisting of over one hundred diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and narratives published during and after the Civil War, the collection includes work by not only prominent individuals, but also relatively inaccessible populations: formerly enslaved African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.