Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Tennessee
John F. Blair, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
In 1929, the Social Sciences Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, began recording the oral histories of former slaves. During the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers' Project undertook a similar effort, ultimately compiling more than two thousand interviews and ten thousand pages of material in seventeen states. In this volume, thirty-six former slaves living in Tennessee recount what it was like to live under the yoke. Tennessee was not a large slaveholding state compared with others in the South. On the other hand, it was a leader in the abolition movement prior to 1830 and a powder keg of mixed Union and Confederate sympathies at the time of the Civil War. The voices in this volume thus recall the extreme conditions of slavery in the border country.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dswaddell - LibraryThing
An interesting collection of narratives taken from ex-slaves in the 1920's. Unfortunately; the narratives have been double edited. Once by the person taking down the story and again by the person ... Read full review
i loved this book because we are doing a project and it has really good facts about Slavery In TN.