African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 by Steven Mintz, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877

African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877

by Steven Mintz
     
 

Including more than 50 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

Overview

Including more than 50 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:
9781405182683
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Series:
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Series, #2
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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"African American Voices is a wonderfully conceptualized compilation of first hand testimony on a broad range of topics related to American slavery and slave resistance. It is an enormously valuable contribution."
James Oliver Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University and Historian Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, co-author of Slavery and the Making of America and co-editor of Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory

"African American Voices represents a remarkably informative, deeply moving, very readable collection of key primary documents on the history of slavery and freedom, thoughtfully assembled and skillfully introduced by master historian Steven Mintz. … Highly recommended!"
James Kirby Martin, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Houston, and editor of Ordinary Courage (3rd edition, 2008)

"Steven Mintz combines a helpful discussion of slavery in the western world with a collection of writings by or about African Americans. This volume will engage the interest of college students."
Stanley Harrold, South Carolina State University, and co-author (with Darlene Clark Hine and William Hine) of African Americans: A Concise History (3rd edition)

"[A]n extraordinarily well-crafted tool both in the hands of academic teachers and researchers. It sheds a light on all essential aspects of African American history and culture up to the inglorious end of Reconstruction and excels in providing coverage of lesser known facets. With its comprehensive new introduction, it also provides a new perspective on research problems in African American history. … [A] superb publication."
—Norbert Finzsch, University of Cologne, Germany

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.

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