Collected Black Women's Narratives

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Anthony G. Barthelemy
Oxford University Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
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Dating from 1853 to 1902, these autobiographical narratives give us a keen insight into four vastly different lives. Nancy Price, born free in Massachusetts in 1799, tells of her travels to Europe, Russia, and Jamaica. Susie King Taylor, who escaped to freedom during the Civil War, records her experiences as teacher, laundress, and nurse with the Union Army, and her later experiences during Reconstruction. Bethany Veney tells of her life in slavery and freedom andher spiritual growth. Louisa Picquet, held as a slave and concubine until the late 1840s, focuses on her life as sexual victim and her efforts to buy her mother out of slavery.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Anthony G Barthelemy
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Southern Slave Life 1861
91
Mr Childhood 6
6
With the 33 d
33
United States Colored Troops Late 1st S C
46
HL On St Simons Island 1862 11
46
Military Expeditions and Life in Camp 22
46
VIL Cast Away 87
46
TUT Thoughts on Present Conditions 61
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A Visit to Louisiana 69
69
Roster of Survivors of 83d Regiment United
79
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Anthony G. Barthelemy is at Louisiana State University.

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