Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narratives, 1st Edition

  • Spencer R. Crew
  • Lonnie G. Bunch III
  • Clement A. Price
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  • ISBN-10: 1440837791
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837791
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 303 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book offers a first-person perspective on the institution of slavery in America, providing powerful, engaging interviews from the WPA slave narrative collection that enable readers to gain a true sense of the experience of enslavement. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States—former slaves who were interviewed about their experiences in the 1930s. Based on more than 2,000 interviews, the transcriptions of these priceless interviews offer primary sources that tell a diverse and powerful picture of life under slavery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Half Title Page._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Introduction: The History of the Slave Narratives._x000D_
Chronology of Slavery in the United States._x000D_
1: The Community and Culture of the Enslaved._x000D_
2: The Hardships of an Enslaved Childhood._x000D_
3: The Family Under Slavery._x000D_
4: Women and Enslavement._x000D_
5: Work and Slavery._x000D_
6: Physical Abuse and Intimidation._x000D_
7: Runaways and the Quest for Freedom._x000D_
Appendix: Historians' Views on Slavery: An Overview for the Advanced Reader._x000D_
Recommended Resources._x000D_
About the Editors._x000D_