African American Voices: The Life Cycle of Slavery

African American Voices: The Life Cycle of Slavery

by Steven Mintz
     
 

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The 58 selections in this volume cover the history of slavery in America, moving from memories of growing up in Africa to the trials of the Middle Passage, the horrors of the auction block, the sustaining forces of family and religions, acts of resistance, and the meaning of the Civil War and emancipation, presenting 300 years in the collective life cycle of an

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The 58 selections in this volume cover the history of slavery in America, moving from memories of growing up in Africa to the trials of the Middle Passage, the horrors of the auction block, the sustaining forces of family and religions, acts of resistance, and the meaning of the Civil War and emancipation, presenting 300 years in the collective life cycle of an enslaved people.

Mintz's extensive introduction is followed by substantial excerpts from published slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters written by enslaved African Americans. The end of the volume includes a bibliographic essay and a 40-page bibliography, making this an indispensible book for the study of slavery.

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ISBN-13:
9781881089469
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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