Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-slaves

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Charles L. Perdue, Thomas E. Barden, Robert K. Phillips
University of Virginia Press, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 405 pages
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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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I agree with the previous reviewer. Someone should take these books and do a thorough indexing. I happen to be a highly skilled though amateur genealogist. I happened across the story of one person for whom I had been searching quite by accident. This really enabled my client to solve the mysteries for her family.  

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About the author (1976)

Charles L. Perdue Jr., Associate Professor of Folklore and Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is the editor of Outwitting the Devil: Jack Tales from Wise County Virginia. Thomas E. Barden, Professor of English at Toledo University, is the author of The Travles of Peter Woodhouse: Memoir of an American Pioneer and editor of Virginia Folk Legends (Virginia). Robert K. Phillips is Professor of English at Lander College, Greenwood, South Carolina.

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