Teaching through our historic sites

Historic Edenton

Selected Bibliography

*Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Boston. 1861. ($16.65)

**Lyons, Mary E. Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. Simon Pulse: An Imprint of Simon Schuster Children's Publishing Division. 1996. ($6.99)

*Yellin, Jean Fagan. Harriet Jacobs: A Life. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2004. ($21.00)


Selected websites that may be useful:

Gilder Lerhman Institute Selected Writings, writing during the war.

Biography and historical information on Harriet Jacobs.

Online version of Incidents.

LearnNC Lesson plan on slave narratives.

LearnNC Digital Textbook re: Louisa Jacobs, Freedmen's School.

Brief biography of Harriet Jacobs.

1864 letter from Harriet and Louisa Jacobs.

Request from son of owner for help in getting a job with the Freedmen's Bureau.

PBS Underground Railroad.

North American Slave Narratives – Documenting the American South.

Fayetteville runaway ad (Joshua).

Newbern runaway ad (Charles Emery).

NC runaway ad (Kirt).

LearnNC primary sources analysis worksheet.


* available in the gift shop at price listed

** available in gift shop at price listed and suitable for young readers

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