What is an article? Explore the world of articles when you visit this informative resource. Students and teachers can brush up on their knowledge of these tiny but important words.
How do you become a comma super hero? Use this awesome resource to learn more about commas. Students and teachers can brush up on their comma skills when they explore this educational site.
Historical information on Booker T. Washington, the foremost black educator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. This site offers an overview of his greatest accomplishments, including links to his autobiography and other writings. This is a great resource for reports.
Read the complete text from the book "Up from Slavery: An Autobiography", by Booker T. Washington, in which he explores his journey from slave to educator. Includes illustrations, biographical facts, and links to further information on his life.
Here, read the entire text to "Fifty Years in Chains; or, The Life of an American Slave," which was written by Charles Ball and originally published in 1859.
At this site from the University of North Carolina, you can read letters written by George E. Pickett (1825-1875), a Confederate soldier. Originally published in 1913, this book provides George E. Pickett's correspondence with his wife, while he is at war.
E-text of a book with primary and secondary source information about Harriet Tubman by Sarah Bradford published in 1886. RI.9-10.7 different mediums
This website is quite unique, in that it compiles historical data in a segmented form of the birth and evolution of Black Christianity in America. Carter G. Woodson, one of the most respected names relative to the anthology of the Negro, delivers a series of literary excerpts on the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church(Negro version), the C.M.E. movement, and the Negro Baptists. The subject of the enslavement of Blacks precipitated much debate during this time, and many of the pioneers in the field of religious education migrated back to a number of African colonies. All in all, this site should provide the reader with a sense of awareness of the plight of black religious leaders of that day, who labored, despite numerous obstacles.
Here, read Harriet Jacobs' (1802-1880 CE) "Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl" and learn biographical information about Jacobs. Also provided at this website are several reports by Jacobs on the conditions of slaves and freedmen and three reviews of "Incidents," which were written in 1861.
This site, from the University of North Carolina, provides the full text of "My Life in the South," the autobiography of an emancipated slave, Jacob Stroyer(1849-1908). The text is complete and in-depth with a full introduction and photos of the original publication.
This gives the history of the Civil War from its beginning to the Battle of Richmond in poetic verse written by John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890 CE). The introduction firmly establishes the sourthern sympathies of the writer.
The Documenting the American South project has made this full text version of Kate Chopin's novel available online. The page includes a link to a biography of Chopin, html files of the work, as well as title page and cover images.
HTML full text of the "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass," the autobiography of the 19th century African American abolitionist (1818-1895).
Here, read Mark Twain's (1835-1910 CE) book, "Life on the Mississippi," which was originally published in 1883. Download two HTML versions of the text: one providing links to images in the original text and one with images included.
UNC's resource provides links to download the entire text of "Narrative of James Williams, an American Slave," which was published in 1838. Included are 1838 articles from "The Liberator," in which the authenticity of this narrative is debated.
The official report by a joint select committee of the Congress of the Confederate States of America investigating the treatment of prisoners of war in Confederate prisons. An interesting look at a primary source document reflecting the views of the Confederacy.
These historically significant primary documents trace the evolution of the church in the black south into a significant part of the community.
From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, this site provides the complete "Confessions of Nat Turner" complete with images of the original pages published of the confession.
A very detailed version of Booker T. Washington's life as a slave and as an educator. This autobiography is the outgrowth of a series of articles he had published in the Outlook magazine. The simple story of an extraordinary man.