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Jubilee

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of The African American Experience During the Civil War and other themes related to Jubilee:


Fiction
Mitchell, Margaret. Gone With the Wind. Mew York: Macmillan, 1939. Set in Georgia at the time of the Civil War. this historical novel tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, a woman who lives through the war and watches as her plantation, Tara, is burned by General William T. Sherman's troops. (average)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Modern Library, 1985. The brutality of this classic novel, which was first published in 1852, shocked readers. The main character, Uncle Tom, endures life as an enslaved person. He is eventually beaten to death as a result of the orders given by a white plantation owner from the North, Simon Legree. (average)

Bierce, Ambrose. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970. This haunting story traces the fate of Peyton Farquhar, an Alabama planter, during the Civil War. (average)


Nonfiction
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. New York: Anchor Books, 1989. In this remarkable autobiography, Douglass describes his experiences as an enslaved person and how he strove to become free. (challenge)

Haley, Alex. Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974. The author traces his origins back several generations to Kunta Kinte, a 17-year-old boy who was kidnapped in Gambia, enslaved, and brought to the United States.

Lester, Julius. To Be a Slave. New York: Dell, 1968. In this work of non-fiction, Lester draws on slave narratives to create a history of slavery in the United States. (average)