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Research Materials on Louisville before 1877: Published Narratives

Published Narratives

John H. Aughey. The iron furnace: or, Slavery and secession. Philadelphia: W.S. & A. Martien, 1863
Call Number: Rare LC 8vo E458.7 .A9 1863
Available online through the Gutenberg Project


Lewis Gerard Clark, Milton Clarke, Joseph C. Lovejoy. Narratives of the sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke : sons of a soldier of the revolution, during a captivity of more than twenty years among the slaveholders of Kentucky, one of the so called Christian states of North America ; Boston: B. Marsh, 1846
Rare LC 8vo E444 .C6 1846
Available online through the HathiTrust


Solomon Northup, et al.  Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana. Auburn: Derby and Milller…, 1853
Rare LC 8vo E444 .N87 1853
Available online through DocSouth


William Still. The underground rail road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c…. narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders and most liberal aiders and advisers of the road. Philadelphia; Porter & Coates, 1872
Rare LC 8vo E450 .S85 1872
Available online through the Smithsonian Institution


Harriet Beecher Stowe. Men of our times : or, Leading patriots of the day. being narratives of the lives and deeds of statesmen, generals, and orators. Including biographical sketches and anecdotes of Lincoln, Grant, Garrison, Sumner, Chase, Wilson, Greeley, Farragut, Andrew, Colfax, Stanton, Douglas, Buckingham, Sherman, Sheridan, Howard, Phillips and Beecher. Hartford: Hartford Publishing Co., 1868
Rare LC 8vo E467 .S88
Available online through the HathiTrust

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