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ENGL 14: Introduction to Literary History and Interpretation (Tremblay-McGaw)

A guide to researching authors and the changing historical receptions and understandings of their works

Slave Narratives


The following reference sources contain excellent articles that will give you a good understanding of slave narratives and their significance in American literature.

The library has many books that are original slave narratives, as well as books written by scholars about slave narratives.  To find them, do a Subject Search in OSCAR, the library catalog, and type the following search terms:

"Slave Narratives"

"Slaves -- Biography"

"Slaves -- United States -- Biography"

"Women slaves -- United States -- Biography"

"Slaves' Writings, American"

"Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources"

In addition, you can also find more scholarly books about slave narratives as a literary genre by typing the following subject headings:

"Slavery in literature"

"Slave trade in literature"

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