Testaments of Courage; Selections from Men's Slave Narratives

Testaments of Courage; Selections from Men's Slave Narratives

by Mary Young, Gerald Horne
     
 
Selected stories and extracts from the narratives of male slaves that range from the early 1800s, the period of the growing Abolitionist movement, to the 1930s and the oral histories collected from ex-slaves by the WPA Federal Writers Project.

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Selected stories and extracts from the narratives of male slaves that range from the early 1800s, the period of the growing Abolitionist movement, to the 1930s and the oral histories collected from ex-slaves by the WPA Federal Writers Project.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 UpYoung and Horne have taken dramatic, chilling, and illuminating sections from various slave narratives and arranged them in chronological order, beginning in 1831 with Louis Asa-Asa's account. Excerpts from the writings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northup are included. Useful background information is provided throughout. Except for the selections completed in the 1930s and the recollections of Nat Love, a famous black cowboy, all describe experiences under slavery and how escape was achieved. A well-organized book that will add tremendously to YAs' knowledge of life under the whip.Carol Jones Collins, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531112052
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
African-American Experience Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

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