Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies

Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies

by John W. Blassingame
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807102733

ISBN-13: 9780807102732

Pub. Date: 06/28/1977

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Between the covers of Slave Testimony readers will find the largest collection of annotated and authenticated accounts of slaves ever published in one volume. In them, the slaves of Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Henry Clay, and others speak for themselves about their culture, plantation life, the adequacy of their food, clothing, and shelter, the sexual

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Between the covers of Slave Testimony readers will find the largest collection of annotated and authenticated accounts of slaves ever published in one volume. In them, the slaves of Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Henry Clay, and others speak for themselves about their culture, plantation life, the adequacy of their food, clothing, and shelter, the sexual exploitation of black women, and the psychological response to bondage. The views given are those of house servants and field hands, docile slaves and rebels, urban slaves and rural slaves, slaves with kind masters and those with cruel ones. These wide-ranging documents, together with annotations, notes, an index, dozens of illustrations, and an incisive introduction, form a volume of unusual scope and character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807102732
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1977
Pages:
777
Sales rank:
591,129
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.71(d)

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