Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-slaves
University of Virginia Press, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 405 pages
Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, these interviews with one-time Virginia slaves provide a clear window into what it was like to be enslaved in the antebellum American South.
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Appendixes by Charles L Perdue
Recordings of Virginia ExSlave Narrative Material in the
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