Teaching through our historic sites

Historic Stagville

Selected Bibliography

*Anderson, Jean Bradley. Piedmont Plantation. A comprehensive history of the Bennehan-Cameron Plantations. (Durham, N.C.: Historic Preservation Society of Durham, 1985.) The chapter entitled "Masters of Slaves" offers specific information about some of the more unique slave experiences at Stagville. $20.00

Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom 1750-1925. (New York: Pantheon Press, 1976).This resource mentions certain enslaved individuals that worked at Stagville.

McDaniel, George. Stagville, Kin and Community. (Durham, NC: Historic Stagville Foundation, 1997). Offers genealogical information on the enslaved and their descendants who lived and worked at Stagville after the Civil War.

Also:

Bennehan-Cameron plantation letters.

Additional Resources in the Gift Shop:

**Boyd, Bentley. Comix with Content: Slavery's Storm. (Williamsburg, VA: The Daily Press, 2003.) These comics are a great resource for the student who likes the layout of comic books. It tells the story of slavery from a different angle. $8.00.

**Boyd, Bentley. Comix with Content: The Civil War. Vol. 1, (Williamsburg, VA: The Daily Press, 2003.) These comics are a great resource for the student who likes the layout of comic books. It tells the story of slavery from a different angle. $8.00.

**Boyd, Bentley. Comix with Content: The Civil War. Vol. 2, (Williamsburg, VA: The Daily Press, 2003.) These comics are a great resource for the student who likes the layout of comic books. It tells the story of slavery from a different angle. $8.00

**Hurmence, Belinda, ed. My Folks Don't Want Me To Talk About Slavery. (Winston Salem, NC: John F. Blair Publishing, 2005.) This is a great primary resource for middle and high school students. They can look at what enslaved people had to say about the institution in North Carolina. $7.00

**Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. (New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.) This book is a great resource for high school students. It allows them to look into the life of an African American woman. $16.00

**Levine, Ellen. Henry's Freedom Box. (New York, NY: Scholastic Press, 2007.) This heart-wrenching story talks about the separation of families and a man who ends up mailing himself in a box to freedom. It is a great resource because it will help students get into the mind of enslaved people. $17.00.

Marshall, Patricia Phillips, and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll. Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color. (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.) Visitors to Stagville can see an original Thomas Day piece where we emphasize the importance of early African American craftsmanship. This is a great additional resource that delves into the details of life for a free man of color. $40.00

**Nolen, Jerdine. Big Jabe. ( New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 2000.) This book is a great resource after our elementary education programs. Specifically Freedom Quilts, when we talk about enslaved people running away. This book talks about runaway slaves. $16.00.

**Porter, Connie. American Girl: Meet Addy. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) The American Girl series is a great resource for elementary aged students to learn about life of enslaved people and what they were faced with after emancipation. $7.00

______________. American Girl: Happy Birthday Addy. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) $7.00

______________. American Girl: Addy's Surprise. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) $7.00

______________. American Girl: Addy Saves the Day. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) $7.00

______________. American Girl: Addy Learns a Lesson. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) $7.00

______________. American Girl: Changes for Addy. (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1993.) $7.00

**Styron, William. The Confessions of Nat Turner. (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1992.) Students often ask on tour why the enslaved people did not fight back. This is a great resource. Middle and High School students can take a look at Nat Turner the leader of a slave revolt. $15.00.

**Vlach, John Michael. Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1993.) This is a great resource for student to analyze the layout of the plantation. After seeing the situation of the Bennehan house and the slave quarters at Horton Grove students can use this resource and analyze how the enslaved community fit into the environment of the plantation. $30.00

**Weatherford, Carole Boston. Moses. (New York, NY: Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.) This book is a great resource after our Freedom Quilt program. We talk about what happened when enslaved people ran away. This book talks about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. $15.00.

**Wisniewski, David. Sundiata: Lion King of Mali. (New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1992.) We talk with the students on tour about how they learn history for example, books, television, computer, school, museums, and primary sources such as oral histories. This dramatic narrative has the flow of an oral history that has been passed down for generations, discussing Sundiata, the founder of the Mali Empire. $7.00

*Item sold in Gift Shop at price listed

**Item appropriate for younger readers


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