For Further Reading

Davidson College

Always Part of the Fabric: A Documentary Look at the History of African American Contributions to Davidson

Beaty, Mary D. Beaty. A History of Davidson College. Davidson, NC: Briarpatch Press, 1988.

Lingle, Walter L.. Memories of Davidson College. Richmond, Va.: John Knox Press, 1947.

Shaw, Rebekah Cornelia. Davidson College. New York: Fleming H. Revell Press, 1923.


Slavery and Southern Society (Emphasizing Women, Gender, and North Carolina)

Bellamy, Donnie D. “Slavery in Microcosm: Onslow County, North Carolina.” The Journal of Negro History 62 no. 4 (1977): 399-50.

Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2003.

Bynum, Victoria E. Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Camp, Stephanie M. H. Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

The Celia Project

Clinton, Catherine. The Planation 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.

Fraser, Rebecca J. Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2007.

Glymph, Thavolia. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Hunter, Antwain K. “’A Nuisance Requiring Correction’: Firearm Laws, Black Mobility, and White Property in Antebellum Eastern North Carolina.” North Carolina Historical Review 93 no. 4 (2016): 386-404.

Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Jones-Rodgers, Stephanie. “Mistresses in the Making.” In Women’s America: Refocusing the Past.  8th. ed. Edited by Linda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart, Cornelia Hughes Dayton, and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 139-47.

Martin, Jonathan D. Divided Mastery: Slave Hiring in the American South. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Morgan, Jennifer L. Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

NC Digital History: A Slave State

Phifer, Edward W. “Slavery in Microcosm: Burke County, North Carolina.” Journal of Southern History 28 no. 2 (1962): 137-65.

Schiller, Reuel E. “Conflicting Obligations: Slave Law and the Late Antebellum North Carolina Supreme Court.” Virginia Law Review 78, no.5 (Aug 1995): 1207-1251.

Schweninger, Loren. “‘To the Honorable’: Divorce, Alimony, Slavery, and the Law in Antebellum North Carolina.” North Carolina Historical Review 86, no. 2 (2009): 127-79.

Smith, John David. ““I Was Raised Poor and Hard As Any Slave:” African American Slavery in Piedmont North Carolina.” North Carolina Historical Review 90, no.1 (January 2013): 1-25.

Smith, Katy Simpson. We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013.

Stevenson, Brenda E.  “‘Marsa Never Sot Aunt Rebecca Down’: Enslaved Women, Religion, and Social Power in the Antebellum South.” Journal of African American History 90, no. 4 (2005): 345–67.

—–, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Concubinage and Enslaved Women and Girls in the Antebellum South.” The Journal of African American History 98, no. 1 (2013): 99–125.

Weiner, Marli F. Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

White, Deborah Gray. Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South, revised edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.

Veney, Bethany. The Narrative of Bethany Veney, a Slave Woman


Slavery in Higher Education and Public Memory

Ashton, Susanna.  “Don’t you Mean ‘Slaves,’ Not ‘Servants? Literary and Institutional Texts from an Interdisciplinary Classroom.” College English 69, no. 2 (2006): 156-172.

Clarke, Max, and Gary Alan Fine. “‘A” for Apology: Slavery and the Collegiate Discourses of Remembrance–the Cases of Brown University and the University of Alabama.” History and Memory 22, no. 1 (2010): 81-112.

Fuentes, Marisa J., and Deborah Gray White, eds. Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Gallas, Kristen L., and James DeWolf Perry, eds. Interpreting Slavery at Museums and History Sites. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.

Horton, James Oliver, and Lois E. Horton, eds. Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory. New York: New Press, 2006.

Millett, Nathaniel. “The Memory of Slavery at Saint Louis University.” American Nineteenth Century History 16, no. 3 (September 2, 2015): 329–50.

Shields, Tonya. “Magnolia Longing: The Plantation Tour as Palimpsest.” Souls 19, no. 1 (2017): 6-23.

Universities Studying Slavery

Wilder, Craig. Ebony and Ivory: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.