Mighty Rough Times I Tell You: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Tennessee

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Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Tennessee

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This book is valuable. Most libraries have books about slavery, but firsthand accounts are relatively few. These 36 firsthand accounts are particularly important because they derive from interviews conducted in the late 1920s and early 1930s as part of the Federal Writer's Project. The editor recently discovered the interviews in the archives of Fisk University. Most of the interviews were done by an African-American woman (not by white interviewers, as was often the case), which may explain how unguarded and revealing they are. The stories of these ex-slaves are told in a matter-of-fact tone, which often makes them chilling to read. They describe the everyday brutality of slavery, and also the heroism of slaves who resisted. This is a book that anyone interested in slavery in the Old South (in this case, Tennessee) will want to read. Real Voices, Real History. (1406 Plaza Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103). KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, John F. Blair Publisher, 189p, 19cm, 00-064191, $7.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: John Rosser; Professor, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, March 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895872265
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Real Voices, Real History Series
  • Pages: 189
  • Sales rank: 728,052
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Written Well, Jay, but a rather 'inaproppiate subject'

    Yes. Very good, and well written. Yet for the fact it is about $3x

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    Posted November 24, 2013


    I wish that happened to me in real life! GO GO GO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Crazy Bitch by Jay

    My real name is not here, but call me Jay. In rl I am 14, 5'9, my body is lean and muscular, my hair is dark brown to a point where its almost black. This is my story, inspired by works of others first time. In rl this is my first time. <p> I had asked my parents if I could spend the night at Cole's. He lived in the same apartment complex as my girlfriend, I really said that to see her. I told Cole this beforehand. When I called him up I asked if I could maybe hang out and sleep over at his house, I could almost see him grinning on the other side of the phone. "Why ABSOLUTELY!" He said enthusiastically, after the conversation I packed my stuff and my parents drove me over to his place, I said goodbye and went out to Cole's door. He opened up the door and said "Hows life?" I walked in, "Well, its gonna be awesome soon!" his parents werent home either. He was in the living room watching tv. I talked to him, planning what we would do so that I could come home without my parents knowing I was somewhere else. He said his dad comes home tonight but leaves right in the morning for work. When he leaves, I'll come back to his place and my parents will pick me up, peice of cake. As I began to head out the door, he said, "Wait, are you going to need this?" He held out a con<_>dom, the golden wrapper shined in the light. I pushed it away from him, "Ive got three in my wallet." but then I reconsidered. I snatched it back and said, "For good luck.", he looked at me "What if she doesnt want to?", "Cole. I dont know, but knowing her she'll do something." he smiled. "Good luck man, dont die." he said jokingly. "I wont, but if I do, Im going down in style!" I turned away and I heard the door shut, I took my skateboard and started on my way... <p> As I got to her apartment, I walked up the stairs to her door, I knocked freely, knoing her parents were gone for the weekend. Then it opened and there she was, beautiful and sexy as ever, she stood in the doorway, same height as me, the way she stood drove me crazy and already turned me on. She stood with her arm out holding the door, her other hand on her hip, her legs were apart from eachother and her hip was tilted slightly to the side, pointing her up, this emphasized her curves, her black hair away from her face, she wore all black clothes like me, our favorite color is black, little white skulls were all over her shirt, she smiled, looking at me with her beautiful eyes. In the light they almost seemed golden from theyre usual brown. She said jokingly, "Where the fu<_>ck have you been?", I smiled, loving her sense of humor. "Ah, ya know, killed a few people... slaughtered everyone at the orphanage, nothing much." she laughed, "Well get in here!" I came in and set my skateboard on the wall and put my backpack on the floor, instantly she came up to me and wrapped her arms around me, "I hate to say this but, I missed your little punk ass." She smiled, looking into my eyes, I couldnt look away, hers were amazing, then we pressed our lips to eachothers, she had chapstick on that made her lips taste like candy, she kissed me sweetly, with a hint of roughness, she gently bit my lower lip, my tongue against hers, I could feel her tongue piercing tap against mine, she gripped my head and I ran my fingers through her hair... she pulled away for a second and said in my ear... "Lets cut to the chase" she smiled mischieviously... thats when she started unzipping my black jeans... <p> To be continued in the next result.

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