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Exploring North Carolina In Their Own Words: A Collection of Personal Accounts



Memoirs, Autobiographies and Diaries


Burt, Maxwell (Writer, published diary of life out west; link to online library search)
Campbell, Olive Dame  (Folklorist, educator, early 20th century; published diary, link to online library search)
Carter, Landon (18th century political leader; diary, link to online version)
Grandy, Moses (Former enslaved person; Slave narrative, link to online version)


Hairston, Peter (Civil War diary, link to library catalog)


Jacobs, Harriet (Former enslaved person; Autobiography; Slave narrative; link to online version)


Jones, Thomas H. (Minister and abolitionist; former enslaved person; autobiography; lave narrative; link to online version)


Keckly, Elizabeth (Former enslaved person; autobiography; slave narrative; link to online version and recording)


Lane, Lunsford (Former enslaved person; Raleigh businessman and entrepreneur; slave narrative)


Pratt, Joseph Hyde (War Diary, WWI; link to online version)



Religious Conversion Narratives


Conversion Narratives, NCpedia article




Oral Histories


"Listening to History," personal accounts presented by David Cecelski in the News & Observer (1990-2000)



Women in the Military


Military Women (article) with links to biographies and oral history interviews



Expedition, Adventure and Travel Narratives









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