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*the South up the 1930 s when they were interviewedThis book is almost 350 pages long and *South up to the 1930 s they were interviewedThis book is almost 350 pages long and is up to the 1930 s when they were interviewedThis book is almost 350 pages long and it is into five chapters as well as containing two appendices The book begins with a foreword and a preface that discuss the sources and their limitations as well as an introduction that discusses slavery in memory and history and some information about the ditorial method used in the work After that there are a lot of accounts with a certain amount of ditorializing by the people responsible for creating this compilation The first chapter xamines accounts that deal with the troubled relationship between slaves and owners in dealing with the faces of power 1 After that comes a discussion of work and the slave life sometimes From Notes to Narrative explicitly compared with the different work lifexperienced under freedom 2 There are plenty of accounts that discuss the relationship between family members 3 some of which give poignant reminders of how fathers would suffer punishments in order to visit their children on neighboring plantations in order to show their love to them There are accounts of slave culture including religion dancing and music 4 Also there are accounts that discuss the Civil War and the coming of freedom and what this meant to the slaves 5 who were now freed There are then appendices that provide the radio documentary Remembering Slavery which takes some of these accounts and stitches them together i as well as the recordings of slave narratives and related materials in the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture ii along with suggestions for further reading short titles used in the notes notes afterword and indexHow did people remember slavery The results are somewhat complicated Even given the vagaries of memory and the reliability of those who took down the transcriptions of those memories there is a certain tone of gossip that creeps into the memories as people remembered certain things about their masters and the behavior of their masters and the way in which they learned that it was only save to talk about some things in the fields and not around whites Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America especially when praising Abraham Lincoln to rebellious slaveowners One former slave remarked that his master had been a sissy who had no use for bright skinned blacks presumably because he suspected them probably accurately to be relatives who might reuest special favors The complexity of slave favor or the lack thereof based on being part white in theyes of other slaves or the master or mistress is also deeply interesting and deeply complicated as well God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School especially since those who came from blacklites have often remained part of the black Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) elite to this day This book obviously does not deal with these blacks aslites but merely looks at them as a historical source to how the slaves themselves felt about slavery and their nearly uniform hatred of being transported and sold around from owner to owner and place to plac. Well as xtensive coverage on prime time television including Good Morning America Nightline CBS Sunday Morning and CNN Reviewers called the set “chilling and riveting” Publishers Weekly and “something truly truly new” The Village VoiceNow the groundbreaking book component of the set is available for a new generation of reade. When I was a little girl about five or six years old I used to sit on the garret the front porch In the Mississippi Delta the front porch is called the garret I listened to my Papa Dallas He was blind and had these ugly scars around his yes One day I asked Papa Dallas what
*happened to his yes Well daughter he answered when I was *to his yes Well daughter he answered when I was young just about daughter he answered when I was mighty young just about age I used to steal away under a big oak tree and I tried to learn my alphabets so that I could learn to read my Bible But one day the overseer caught me and he drug me out on the plantation and he called out for all the field hands And he turned to Foraging for Survival em and said Let this be a lesson to all of you darkies You ain t got no right to learn to read And then daughter he whooped me and he whooped me and he whooped me And daughter if that wasn tnough he turned around and he burned my Fragments eyes out At that instant I began to cry The tears were streaming down my cheeks meeting under my chin But he cautioned Don t you cry for me now daughter Now you listen to me I want you to promise me one thing Promise me that you gonna pick upvery book you can and you gonna read it from cover to cover You see today daughter ain t nobody gonna whip you or burn your Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries eyes out because you want to learn to read Promise me that you gonna go all the way through school as far as you can And one thing I want you to promise me that you gonna tell all the children my story Some topics need a first hand report rather than interpretation And this is one of the best sources for what it was like for some American slaves A must read Remembering Slavery is an invaluable collection of interviews recorded as part of the WPA sfforts in the 1930s to preserve the testimonies of the last living generation of American slaves These recollections capture the pain horror confusion sorrow and injustice committed against nslaved blacks during the two and a half centuries of institutionalized slavery These interviews are also testaments to the courage resilience and strength of the men and women who survived and defied the inhumanity of slavery to see the dawn of freedom Each of these spoken accounts puts a name and face to those who suffered through the scourge of the most shameful ra in American history As valuable as this book is it reads very slowly due in part to the rich vernacular of ach remarkable story This adds authenticity to ach testimony but it does reuire patience with taking in the details and the chronological flow of the survivors xperiences To gain the full appreciation of these spoken words it would probably be rewarding to listen to the audio version of the book Definitely worth a read To learn about the pasts of those often not recognized as men women or children is truly humbling This is a collection of spoken memories chronicled from former slaves It stems from work done by the Federal Writers Project in the late 1930 s to collect the memories of former slaves who at that point wer. In 1998 The New Press published Remembering Slavery a book and tape set that offered a startling first person history of slavery Using xcerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with x slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writers’ Project the astonishing audiotapes made available the only known recor. ,
E very lderly These transcripts were brought together for the purpose of this book with audio recordings in the Library of Congress The book is organized into thematic chapters such as family life and slaves and Civil War and the coming of freedom and there are old black and white pictures of some of the slaves whose memories are transcribed in the bookThere are all kinds of memories caught here from work to games to family life The most freuent theme is the cruel beatings inflicted upon these people who work to games to family life The most freuent theme is the cruel beatings inflicted upon these people who no legal protection nor recourse The Helpmate earlier transcriptions and now this book are vital components of documenting anvil system that treated people as property I have the book and cassette Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy edition which includes actual recordings of interviews with former slaves The book is beautifully written but pales in comparison to the voices rough with age and obviously recorded at thend of these incredibly important living historical figures lives I think it is amazing how they have restored their records from the the 1940 s of real freed slaves On the back it said that for decades the recordings were so fragile that no one could listen to them and that alone made me want to cryit is like thinking of a book with a lock on it I listen to accounts of men and women who are over one hundred years old They were all amazing and they deserve respect One of the most interesting and heart wrenching books I ve ver read The dialect of the narratives of
*former slaves is *slaves is distracting but the stories shine through This book contains firsthand accounts of what it was like being a slave in the United States The stories were compiled in the arly 1930s Chilling stories at times During the 1930 s an act of oral historiography was undertaken in which a variety of researchers were sent out to preserve the vulnerable and threatened knowledge and culture of illiterate African Americans whose history and culture had not previously Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader entered into the American record to a great degree To be sure minstrel shows and stories about blacks had been relatively well known and some of these like the Uncle Remus stories and Gone With The Wind remain popular but accounts of blacks talking about their ownxperiences were not well known and it was thought worthwhile to record these for analysis As is the case with all such accounts there is a certain amount of concern that one has about the trustworthiness of such accounts all the so because these accounts were transcribed by mostly white interlocutors who may or may not have written down what they heard in a trustworthy manner Even so those who wish to understand slavery from the point of view of those who had been nslaved have few other alternatives other than to xamine accounts such as this because of their documentary value Bryozoan Evolution even with the concerns about the accuracy of the accounts and what we have here is a rather fascinating work about how slavery was remembered bylderly former. Dings of people who actually Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) experiencednslavement recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this set Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature nationwide critical and review coverage as.