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First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America: Arkansas, all seven parts in a single file
     

First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America: Arkansas, all seven parts in a single file

by Library of Congress
 
Typewritten records prepared by the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938, assembled by the Library of Congress Project, Work Projects Administration (WPA), sponsored by the Library of Congress, and first published in 1941. As explained in the introduction: "The present Library of Congress Project, under the sponsorship of the Library of Congress, is a unit of the Public

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Typewritten records prepared by the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938, assembled by the Library of Congress Project, Work Projects Administration (WPA), sponsored by the Library of Congress, and first published in 1941. As explained in the introduction: "The present Library of Congress Project, under the sponsorship of the Library of Congress, is a unit of the Public Activities Program of the Community Service Programs of the Work Projects Administration for the District of Columbia. According to the Project Proposal (WPA Form 301), the purpose of the Project is to "collect, check, edit, index, and otherwise prepare for use WPA records, Professional and Service Projects." The Writers' Unit of the Library of Congress Project processes material left over from or not needed for publication by the state Writers' Projects. On file in the Washington office in August, 1939, was a large body of slave narratives, photographs of former slaves, interviews with white informants regarding slavery, transcripts of laws, advertisements, records of sale, transfer, and manumission of slaves, and other documents. As unpublished manuscripts of the Federal Writers' Project these records passed into the hands of the Library of Congress Project for processing; and from them has been assembled the present collection of some two thousand narratives from the following seventeen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia." This is volume two of that project -- Slave Narratives from Arkansas.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000828847
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
03/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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