African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 (Google eBook)

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Steven Mintz
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2009 - History - 264 pages
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A succinct, up-to-date overview of the history of slavery that places American slavery in comparative perspective.
  • Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on the history of slavery in America
  • Includes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters by African Americans that document the experience of bondage
  • Comprehensive headnotes introduce each selection
  • A Visual History chapter provides images to supplement the written documents
  • Includes an extensive bibliography and bibliographic essay

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Series Editors Preface
Preface to the New Edition
Chapter 1 Deaths Gwineter Lay His Cold Icy Hands on Me Enslavement
Chapter 2 Gods AGwineter Trouble de Water The Middle Passage and Arrival
Chapter 3 A Change is Gonna Come Slavery in the Era of the American Revolution
Chapter 4 We Raise de Wheat Dey Gib Us de Corn Conditions of Life
Chapter 6 O Mother Dont You Weep Women Children and Families
Chapter 7 Go Home to My Lord and Be Free Religion
Chapter 8 Oppressed So Hard They Could Not Stand Punishment
Chapter 9 Let My People Go Resistance and Flight
Chapter 10 The Walls Came Tumblin Down Emancipation
Bibliographical Essay

Chapter 5 Nobody Knows the Trouble Ive Seen Visual History of Slavery

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About the author (2009)

Steven Mintz is Professor of History and Director, American Cultures Program, at the University of Houston. His thirteen books include Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life (1988; co-authored with Susan Kellogg); and a major interpretation of antebellum reform, Moralists & Modernizers: America's Pre-Civil War Reformers (1995). His most recent book, Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood, received the Association of American Publishers R.R. Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Book of 2004; the Organization of American Historians 2004 Merle Curti Award for the best book in social history; and the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award for the best non-fiction book of 2004.

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