My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk about Slavery

My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk about Slavery

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by Hurmence
     
 

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Who could better describe what slavery was like than the people who experienced it? And describe it they did, in thousands of remarkable interviews sponsored by the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930's.

More than 2000 slave narratives are now housed in the Library of Congress. More than 170 interviews were conducted in North Carolina. Belinda Hurmence pored

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Who could better describe what slavery was like than the people who experienced it? And describe it they did, in thousands of remarkable interviews sponsored by the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930's.

More than 2000 slave narratives are now housed in the Library of Congress. More than 170 interviews were conducted in North Carolina. Belinda Hurmence pored over each of the North Carolina narratives, compiling and editing 21 of the first-person accounts for this collection. These narratives, though artless in many ways, speak compellingly of the joys and sorrows, the hopes and dreams, of the countless people who endured human bondage in the land of the free.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895870391
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Real Voices, Real History
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,112,345
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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