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African American Voices : The Life Cycle of Slavery / Edition 3
     

African American Voices : The Life Cycle of Slavery / Edition 3

by Steven Mintz
 

ISBN-10: 1881089029

ISBN-13: 9781881089025

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The 58 selections in this volume cover the history of slavery in America, moving from memories of growing up in Africa to the trials of the Middle Passage, the horrors of the auction block, the sustaining forces of family and religions, acts of resistance, and the meaning of the Civil War and emancipation, presenting 300 years in the collective life cycle of an

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The 58 selections in this volume cover the history of slavery in America, moving from memories of growing up in Africa to the trials of the Middle Passage, the horrors of the auction block, the sustaining forces of family and religions, acts of resistance, and the meaning of the Civil War and emancipation, presenting 300 years in the collective life cycle of an enslaved people.

Mintz's extensive introduction is followed by substantial excerpts from published slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters written by enslaved African Americans. The end of the volume includes a bibliographic essay and a 40-page bibliography, making this an indispensible book for the study of slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881089025
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. "Death's Gwineter Lay His Cold Hands on Me": Enslavement.

2. "God's A-Gwineter Trouble de Water": The Middle Passage.

3. "Dere's No Hidin' Place Down Here": Arrival.

4. "A Change is Gonna Come": Slavery in the Era of the American Revolution.

5. "We Raise de Wheat, Dey Gib Us de Corn": Conditions of Life.

6. "Like a Motherless Child": Childhood.

7. "Nobody Knows de Trouble I See": Family.

8. "Go Home to Be My Lord and Be Free": Religion.

9. "Oppressed So Hard They Could Not Stand": Punishment.

10. "My Lord Says He's Gwineter Rain Down Fire": Resistance.

11. "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd": Flight.

12. "The Walls Came Tumblin' Down": Emancipation.

Bibliographical Essay.

Bibliography

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