Bullwhip Days

Bullwhip Days

The Slaves Remember : An Oral History

eBook - 1988
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In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing an unflinching portrait of the world of government-sanctioned slavery of Africans in America. Here are twenty-nine full narrations, as well as nine sections of excerpts related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range of conditions of human bondage, and provide sobering insight into the roots of racism in today's society. - Publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, ©1988
Edition: Grove Press pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780802191182
0802191185
9780802138682
0802138683
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 460) : illustrations, portraits
Additional Contributors: Mellon, James 1942-

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