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AAS385/ ENG289: Slave & Neo-Slave Narratives


Use discoverE to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, including Woodruff; Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; Goizueta Business; Pitts Theology; Woodruff Health Sciences Center; McMillan Law; Science Commons; Music and Media; and Oxford libraries.

Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings to find relevant resources. Here are some examples:

  • Slave Narratives
  • Slave Narratives -- United States
  • Slave Narratives -- United States -- History and Criticism
  • Slaves' Writings
  • Slaves' Writings, American
  • Biography
  • Fugitive Slaves -- United States -- Biography
  • Autobiography

Most of the Emory libraries use the Library of Congress classification system of letters and numbers to group materials by subject. These call numbers are listed in discoverE and marked on each book. Use our call number guide to find out which floor of the library has the book you need. After you locate the book that you need, you can always browse the shelves to find other books that deal with the same subject.

Books about Slave Narratives

Look at how these books are indexed in discoverE. Click on the subject terms to find more books indexed the same way!

Article Databases

What's in a database?

Articles: An author writes an article to submit to a journal. --- Journals: Journals review and publish selected articles --- Database: A database is a collection of journal article records - they can also contain a copy of articles. --- Vendors: Vendors, like EBSCO and Proquest, provide access to databases. --- Library: The library subscribes to these databases. --- Students: Login via the library to access these databases, journals, and articles.

Here are various databases that contain articles on slave narratives and neo-slave narratives: