Weevils In The Wheat / Edition 1

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Overview

Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, these interviews with one-time Virginia slaves provide a clear window into what it was like to be enslaved in the antebellum American South.
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Reissue of the University Press of Virginia edition originally published in 1976. Now on acid-free paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813913704
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 12/1/1991
  • Series: Midland Books Series
  • Edition description: 1st Virginia Paperback Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles L. Perdue Jr., Associate Professor of Folklore and Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is the editor of Outwitting the Devil: Jack Tales from Wise County Virginia. Thomas E. Barden, Professor of English at Toledo University, is the author of The Travles of Peter Woodhouse: Memoir of an American Pioneer and editor of Virginia Folk Legends (Virginia). Robert K. Phillips is Professor of English at Lander College, Greenwood, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Interviews with Ex-Slaves: The National Effort
The Negro Studies Project in Virginia
The Negro in Virginia
Dialect Recording
The Virginia Interviews
The Present Project
Editorial Method
Toward an Evaluation
Interview 1
Appendixes
1. Birth Years of Informants 351
2. Places Where Informants Were Slaves 352
3. Residence of Informants at Time of Interview 354
4. FWP Workers in Virginia 356
5. Interviews Made by Each FWP Worker in Virginia 357
6. Questionnaire for Ex-Slaves 367
7. Correspondence Pertaining to Dialect Recording 377
8. Susie R. C. Byrd Notes on Interviewing Ex-Slaves 383
9. Present Disposition of Virginia WPA Materials 389
10. Recordings of Virginia Ex-Slave Narrative Material in the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress 390
11. Annotated Bibliography of Slave Narratives Dealing with Slavery in Virginia 391
Index 397
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