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Documenting the American South Documenting the American South is a collection of resources documenting the American South during the 18th 19th and 20th centuries Complete with first hand narratives and detailed accounts of the era Documenting the American South DAS is a fact filled informative website DAS is clearly organized into five separate projects which makes finding all information fast and effortless This website provides an educational resource for thorough records of the American South during that time period The Academic Affairs Library at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors Documenting the American South The site is a collection of works from various authors documenting events in the south from the colonial period to the beginning of the 20th century While the information is compiled together by different members of the faculty the Editorial Board guides development of all the projects The site was last updated March 1 2001 and it includes 846 books and manuscripts The first page gives you direct easy access to the vast array of information provided by this website The website is currently split into five digitization projects which are individually funded by grants These projects are First Person Narratives of the American South the Library of Southern Literature North American Slave Narratives The Southern Homefront 1861-1865 and The church in the Southern Black Community The first section First Person Narratives focuses on autobiographies travel accounts diaries and memoirs from 1860 to 1920 The next section Library of Southern Literature has 100 literary works documenting the Southern Experience Then North American Slave Narratives is a collection of stories documenting the African American struggle up to 1920 Text of individual and collective stories are presented for the reader The fourth collection The Southern Homefront 1861-1865 consists of 400 works and manuscripts plus 1000 images of currency maps photographs etc This section centers on Southern Life during the Civil War The fifth section is The Church in the Southern
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