African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 / Edition 4

African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 / Edition 4

by Steven Mintz
     
 

Including more than 70 documents that span the history of slavery in America, African American Voices chronicles the widely varied experience of African American slaves. It presents 250 years of the collective life-cycle of an enslaved people through substantial excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters that document the

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Including more than 70 documents that span the history of slavery in America, African American Voices chronicles the widely varied experience of African American slaves. It presents 250 years of the collective life-cycle of an enslaved people through substantial excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters that document the experience of bondage, and supplies comprehensive introductions and head notes, a visual history of slavery, and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405182676
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Series:
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,326,200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Mintz is Professor of History and Director, American Cultures Program, at the University of Houston. His thirteen books include Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life (1988; co-authored with Susan Kellogg); and a major interpretation of antebellum reform, Moralists & Modernizers: America's Pre-Civil War Reformers (1995). His most recent book, Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood, received the Association of American Publishers R.R. Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Book of 2004; the Organization of American Historians 2004 Merle Curti Award for the best book in social history; and the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award for the best non-fiction book of 2004.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 "Death's Gwineter Lay His Cold Icy Hands on Me": Enslavement 40

Ch. 2 "God's A-Gwineter Trouble de Water": The Middle Passage and Arrival 57

Ch. 3 "A Change is Gonna Come": Slavery in the Era of the American Revolution 74

Ch. 4 "We Raise de Wheat, Dey Gib Us de Corn": Conditions of Life 87

Ch. 5 "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen": Visual History of Slavery 98

Ch. 6 "O Mother Don't You Weep": Women, Children, and Families 114

Ch. 7 "Go Home to My Lord and Be Free": Religion 138

Ch. 8 "Oppressed So Hard They Could Not Stand": Punishment 148

Ch. 9 "Let My People Go": Resistance and Flight 157

Ch. 10 "The Walls Came Tumblin' Down": Emancipation 184

Bibliographical Essay 198

Bibliography 204

Index 236

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