Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (with MP3 Audio CD)by Ira Berlin
Pub. Date: 10/01/2007
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/i>… See more details below
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 enslavementrecordings 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 naturenationwide critical and review coverage as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. The tapes have been aired repeatedly on public radio stations across the country. Reviewers called the set “chilling [and] riveting” (Publishers Weekly) and “something, truly, truly new” (The Village Voice).
Now this groundbreaking set is available for a new generation of readers and listeners, offering remastered compact discs in MP3 format of the extensive original live recordings of interviews with former slaves.
*The audio for this new edition is on MP3 compact discs. MP3 audio books on compact disc can be played on newer CD players that support MP3 technology and accept a 4.75”-diameter disc and on any personal computer that has Microsoft’s Media Player or similar software.
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Table of Contents
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
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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
very eye opening experience to know ur slave ancestor was educated and his mother was treated with much love by her master/father