Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom (Google eBook)

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Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, Steven F. Miller
The New Press, Dec 13, 2013 - History - 355 pages
7 Reviews
"A Best Book of the Year" —Library Journal and Booklist

Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writer's Project, this astonishing collection makes available in print the only known recordings of people who actually experienced slavery--recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this collection.

Heralded as "a minor miracle" (Ted Koppel, Nightline), "powerful and intense" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), and "invaluable" (Chicago Tribune), Remembering Slavery is sure to enrich readers for years to come.

"Gripping and poignant... Moving recollections fill a void in the slavery literature." —The Washington Post Book World

"Chilling [and] riveting... This project will enrich every American home and classroom." —Publisher's Weekly

"Quite literally, history comes alive in this unparalleled work." —Library Journal

"Ira Berlin's fifty-page introduction is as good a synthesis of current scholarship as one will find, filled with fresh insights for any reader." —The San Diego Union Tribune
  

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Review: Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Absolutely mesmerizing. The individuals have the most beautiful spirits. Their stories are their own and are filled with their divine nature, their intuition, their love, their pain, and their visceral life. Read full review

Review: Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

I truly enjoyed this book. I expected it to be dry and depressing, and while it is harsh and at times infuriating, I was constantly inspired. I don't know if I can explain why. Maybe it's simply ... Read full review

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Contents

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EDITORIAL METHOD
FROM CAN TO CANT
OUR FOLKS
honest and fair service to
CIVIL WAR AND THE COMING
APPENDIX 1
APPENDIX 2
AFTERWORD
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Ira Berlin is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.