American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Georgetown, SC


Mintz, Steven. Slavery and Antislavery: A Bibliography of Recent Books in English: Part I | Part II [online]. Available from:

Smith, John David, comp. Black Slavery in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography, 1865-1980. 2 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982.


Miller, Randall M., and John David Smith, eds. Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery. Updated ed. Westport, Conn.: Praeger/Greenwood Press, 1997.
This work includes 300 articles covering broad and specific subjects, a topical bibliography, and a slavery chronology.

Rodriguez, Junius P., ed. The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery. 2 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1997.

Volo, James M., and Dorothy Denneen Volo. Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000. 390p.

Historical Overviews

Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

White, Deborah Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman? : Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: Norton, c1985.


Morton, Patrica. "Introduction." In Discovering the Women in Slavery: Emancipating Perspectives on the American Past, edited by Patricia Morton. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1996.


Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation [journal online]. Available from:

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present [online]. Washington, D.C. :; Library of Congress, 1998- [cited 16 October 2000]. Available from:
Includes numerous images of slave cabins and quarters. Search by keyword for slave.

North American Slave Narratives [online]. Chapel Hill: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina, 1998 [cited 24 May 1999]. Available from:

Microform Collections

Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks: Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777-1867. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1998.

Records of the Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1985- .

Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1991- .

American Women's History: A Research Guide
Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State University Library