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    University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

    Various digitization projects are making a whole variety of items available full-text on the internet. I have been compiling a list for Washington DC items. Months ago I sent out a message listing items on the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill website. The UNC-CH website reorganized its directories. If you have the earlier version of this message, from the earlier DCHIST list, please discard it, those URLs are nonfunctional and nonreferring. These URLs are correct.

    These electronic editions are a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South. Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. It is organized into the projects listed above. The next one, now in the planning stage, will feature North Caroliniana. The Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors DAS, and the texts come primarily from its Southern holdings. An editorial board guides its development.

    As of November 16, 2000, DAS includes 734 books and manuscripts. Most are accompanied by a full bibliographic record. We invite libraries to include bibliographic information on texts of interest in local online catalogs. Catalog records for these electronic texts are available in OCLC's Worldcat and in UNC-CH's OPAC at: http://www.lib.unc.edu/catalogs/uncchcats.html. The Academic Affairs Library is committed to the long-term availability of both texts and records.

    This is a very neat site and there is much DC African American material--it is a bear to search, however....

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/cromwell/cromwell.html First Negro Churches in the District of Columbia:
    Electronic Edition.
    Cromwell, John W. (John Wesley), b. 1846

    other titles http://docsouth.unc.edu/keckley/keckley.html Elizabeth Keckley, ca. 1818-1907
    Behind the Scenes,
    or, Thirty years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House.
    New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1868.

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/greenhow/menu.html Rose O'Neal Greenhow, 1814-1864
    My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington.
    London: Richard Bentley, 1863.

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/northup/northup.html Solomon Northup, b. 1808
    Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen
    of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853.
    Auburn [N.Y.]: Derby and Miller, 1853.

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/lomax/lomax.html THE OLD CAPITOL AND ITS INMATES.
    Electronic Edition.
    Virginia Lomax, b. 1831

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/clay/clay.html A Belle of the Fifties; Memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, Covering Social and Political Life in Washington and the South, 1853-66:
    Electronic Edition.
    Clay-Clopton, Virginia, 1825-1915

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/cooper/cooper.html A Voice From the South:
    Electronic Edition.
    Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/douglasslife/douglass.html Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
    his Early Life as a Slave, his Escape from Bondage, and his Complete History to the Present Time
    Electronic Edition.
    Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895

    National Archives

  • The District of Columbia Emancipation Act [An Act for the Release of certain Persons held to Service or Labor in the District of Columbia]

    Library of Congress

  • Letter, John Adams to federal department heads ordering the relocation of government offices from Philadelphia to the District of Columbia, 15 May 1800. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?mcc:1:./temp/~ammem_Ariy::

    Matthew Gilmore, rev October 2001


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