Literary Movements: Slave Narratives
An Introduction to the Slave Narrative
Excerpts from Slave Narratives
- Grouped Thematically
Harriet Jacobs - Life of a Slave Girl
- Online Text of Book - grouped by chapter
Allen Parker Slave Narrative, The
- annotated slave narrative byAllen Parker of Chowan County, NC. Includes maps, images, documents, and timelines.
American Slave Narratives
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
- subscription-based collection of WPA slave narratives.
Ancestry.com: Black History Month
- search an exhaustive listing of slave narratives or browse by topic.
Born in Slavery
- contains thousands of first-person accounts of slavery and black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
Confessions of Nat Turner(1800-1831)
(c.1745-1797) - also called Gustavus Vassa, the Africa
My Escape From Slavery
- by Frederick Douglass.
Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
- interviews with former slaves who escaped to Canada.
Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices
- online exhibit from the Special Collections Library at Duke.