Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (with MP3 Audio CD)

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Now, after almost ten years, the groundbreaking-and bestselling-recordings of interviews with former slaves collected in the original book-and-audio set of Remembering Slavery is available for a new generation of readers and listeners on a remastered MP3 compact disc. Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writers' Project, this astonishing collection makes available the only known recordings of people who actually experienced slavery-recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this set. Heralded as "a minor miracle" (Ted Koppel, Nightline), "powerful and intense" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), and "invaluable" (Chicago Tribune), Remembering Slavery is sure to enrich readers and listeners for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595582287
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 359
  • Sales rank: 1,040,905
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Berlin is the author of Many Thousands Gone, which won both the Bancroft Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Steven F. Miller is co-editor of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project and was co-editor with Berlin of Free at Last. Marc Favreau is the editorial director of The New Press. Robin D. G. Kelley is Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
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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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