Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies

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John W. Blassingame
LSU Press, Jun 1, 1977 - Literary Criticism - 777 pages
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Between the Slave Testimony readers will find he largest collection of annotated and authenticated accounts of slaves ever published in one volume. In them, the slaves of Thomas Jefferson, Robert E ... Read full review

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As I read the testimony of Thomas Hughes, I wonder if this was my Great-great Grandfather. I was told he testified in Richmond Virginia, however, I am having a hard time tracing his roots.
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like to know more, may what was his wives names? Was it Jane as my great-great grandmother was? Rosa Holmes-Turner, Hughes descendant Thomas and Jane White-Hughes, great-granddaughter of Laura Hughes-Claggett, and granddaughter of Samuel Arthur Holmes and Emma Jane Claggett-Holmes. Email: rushmerecdc@gmail.com  

Contents

Preface
xi
Introduction
xvii
Speeches 18371862
121
Newspaper and Magazine Interviews 18271863
179
American Freedmens Inquiry Commission
369
Newspaper and Magazine Interviews 18641938
445
Interviews by Scholars 18721938
605
Autobiographies Published in Periodicals
683
Name Index
747
Subject Index
759
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

John W. Blassingame (1940--2000) was a professor of history at Yale University, the author of The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South and Black New Orleans, 1860--1880, and the editor of six volumes of The Papers of Frederick Douglass.

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