Mitchelville – More Information

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If you would like more information about the history of the Civil War, Hilton Head, Mitchelville, African-American slavery, or the "Port Royal Experiment," look for these books and articles at your local library or ask your librarian to get them for you through Inter-library Loan.
  • Carse, Robert. 1981. Department of the South: Hilton Head Island in the Civil War. State Printing Company, Columbia.

  • Everett, Susanne. 1991. History of Slavery. Chartwell Books, Secaucus, New Jersey.

  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 1984. Army Life in a Black Regiment (with an introduction by Howard N. Meyer). W.W. Norton, New York.

  • Holmgren, Virginia C. 1959. Hilton Head Island: A Sea Island Chronicle. Hilton Head Island Publishing Company, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

  • Hurmence, Belinda. 1989. Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves. John F. Blair, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

  • Martin, Josephine W., editor. 1977. "Dear Sister": Letters Written on Hilton Head Island, 1867. Beaufort Book Company, Beaufort, South Carolina.

  • Myers, Walter Dean. 1991. Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Harper Trophy, New York.

  • Rose, Willie Lee. 1964. Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment. Oxford University Press, New York.

  • Trinkley, Michael, editor. 1986. Indian and Freedman Occupation at the Fish Haul Site (38BU805), Beaufort County, South Carolina. Research Series 7. Chicora Foundation, Inc., Columbia.
These books, about slavery and freedom, are especially good for younger readers:
  • Hansen, Joyce. 1988. Out From This Place. Avon Books, New York.

  • Lester, Julius. 1968. To Be A Slave. Scholastic, New York.

  • McCurdy, Michael, editor. 1994. Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

  • McKissack, Patricia C. and Frederick McKissack. 1992. Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? Scholastic, New York.


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