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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation
     

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation

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by Ira Berlin, Robin D. G. Kelley, Steven F. Miller, Marc Favreau
 

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ISBN-10: 1565845870

ISBN-13: 9781565845879

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: New Press, The


In 1998, The New Press published Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that offered a startling first-person history of slavery. Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writers’ Project, the astonishing audiotapes made available the only known recordings of people

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In 1998, The New Press published Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that offered a startling first-person history of slavery. Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writers’ Project, the astonishing audiotapes made available the only known recordings of people who actually experienced enslavement—recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this set.

Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature—nationwide critical and review coverage as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the set “chilling … [and] riveting” (Publishers Weekly) and “something, truly, truly new” (The Village Voice).

Now the groundbreaking book component of the set is available for a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565845879
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     xi
Introduction: Slavery as Memory and History     xv
Editorial Method     xlxi
The Faces of Power: Slaves and Owners     3
Work and Slave Life: "From Can to Can't"     71
Family Life in Slavery: "Our Folks"     121
Slave Culture: "honest and fair service to the Lord and all mankind everywhere"     165
Slaves No More: Civil War and the Coming of Freedom     209
"Remembering Slavery": The Radio Documentary     279
Recordings of Slave Narratives and Related Materials in the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress     335
Suggestions for Further Reading     339
Short Titles Used in Notes     343
Notes     345
Afterword     349
Index     353

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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (with MP3 Audio CD) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome, however it was very very sad just to hear how people were treated back then.....it really is a tear jerker! I made my oldest son (17) read it and he came away with lots of questions and a very upset look on his face. I think every african american family should have a (TRUE) slavery book in their book collection, so that we and our kids can really get what went on back then so that we can live free.....saying,doing, going, worshiping the way we want to (BECAUSE OF THOSE PEOPLE).......VERY GOOD READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very eye opening experience to know ur slave ancestor was educated and his mother was treated with much love by her master/father
Anonymous More than 1 year ago