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Remembering slavery : African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and freedom

Author: Ira Berlin; Marc Favreau; Steven F Miller
Publisher: New York : The New Press ; Washington, D.C. : in association with the Library of Congress, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration dispatched writers all over America to interview the last remaining black witnesses to slavery. ... Historian Ira Berlin guides readers through the stories and provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of American slavery."--Inside jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Interviews
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Berlin; Marc Favreau; Steven F Miller
ISBN: 1565844254 9781565844254
OCLC Number: 460304555
Notes: Accompanying audiocassette tapes with interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings is also available in the audiobook collection.
Description: lii, 355 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery as memory and history --
The faces of power : slaves and owners --
Work and slave life : "From can to can't" --
Family life in slavery : "Our folks" --
Slave culture : "honest and fair service to the Lord and all mankind everywhere" --
Slaves no more : Civil War and the coming of freedom.
Responsibility: edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller.

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"In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration dispatched writers all over America to interview the last remaining black witnesses to slavery. ... Historian Ira Berlin guides readers through the stories and provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of American slavery."--Inside jacket.

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