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The Resource Memories of the enslaved : voices from the slave narratives, Spencer R. Crew, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Clement A. Price, editors

Memories of the enslaved : voices from the slave narratives, Spencer R. Crew, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Clement A. Price, editors

Label
Memories of the enslaved : voices from the slave narratives
Title
Memories of the enslaved
Title remainder
voices from the slave narratives
Statement of responsibility
Spencer R. Crew, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Clement A. Price, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Introduction: the history of the slave narratives -- The community and culture of the enslaved -- Hardships of an enslaved childhood -- The family under slavery -- Women and enslavement -- Work and slavery -- Physical abuse and intimidation -- Runaways and the quest for freedom
  • "This book offers a first-person perspective on the institution of slavery in America, providing powerful, engaging interviews from the WPA slave narrative collection that enable readers to gain a true sense of the experience of enslavement. Today's students understandably have a hard time imagining what life for slaves more than 150 years ago was like. The best way to communicate what slaves experienced is to hear their words directly. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States--former slaves who were interviewed about their experiences in the 1930s. Based on more than 2,000 interviews, the transcriptions of these priceless interviews offer primary sources that tell a diverse and powerful picture of life under slavery. The book explores seven key topics--childhood, marriage, women, work, emancipation, runaways, and family. Through the examination of these subject areas, the interviews reveal the harsh realities of being a slave, such as how slave women were at the complete mercy of the men who operated the places where they lived, how nearly every enslaved person suffered a beating at some point in their lives, how enslaved families commonly lost relatives through sale, and how enslaved children were taken from their parents to care for the children of slaveholders. The thematic organizational format allows readers to easily access numerous excerpts about a specific topic quickly and enables comparisons between individuals in different locations or with different slaveholders to identify the commonalities and unique characteristics within the system of slavery." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.M46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1945-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crew, Spencer R.
  • Bunch, Lonnie G.
  • Price, Clement Alexander
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave narratives
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slave narratives
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Memories of the enslaved : voices from the slave narratives, Spencer R. Crew, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Clement A. Price, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the history of the slave narratives -- Interviewing formerly enslaved people -- Controversy over use of the narratives -- Growing respect for oral histories -- Chronology of slavery in the United States -- Ch. 1: The community and culture of the enslaved -- Religious services -- Worshipping in secret -- Important holidays -- Corn huskings and frolics -- Weddings -- Funerals -- Music -- Ch. 2: The hardships of an enslaved childhood -- Familial bonds -- The slaveholder as surrogate parent -- Day-to-day care of enslaved children -- Transition from childhood to productive worker -- Childhood games (the chance to just be a child) -- Ch. 3: The family under slavery -- Challenges of marriage for the enslaved -- Loss of family members: separation of couples and families -- Mixed family: white father -- Providing support for family members -- Preserving family history -- Ch. 4: Women and enslavement -- The workday for enslaved women -- Enslaved women and their families -- Enslaved women and marriage -- Sexual imposition and enslaved women -- Ch. 5: Work and slavery -- Field workers -- Domestic workers -- Skilled workers -- Hiring out enslaved workers -- Ch. 6: Physical abuse and intimidation -- Punishing field workers -- Punishing domestic workers -- Crushing signs of rebelliousness -- Ch. 7: Runaways and the quest for freedom -- Reasons for deciding to run -- Crafting a plan of escape -- Fleeing not too far distant -- Discouraging freedom -- The impact of the Civil War -- Emancipation -- Appendix: Historian's views on slavery: an overview for the advanced reader
Control code
ocn914296159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlix, 303 pages
Isbn
9781440841781
Lccn
2015018388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025398626
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914296159
  • (Sirsi) a2051262
Label
Memories of the enslaved : voices from the slave narratives, Spencer R. Crew, Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Clement A. Price, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the history of the slave narratives -- Interviewing formerly enslaved people -- Controversy over use of the narratives -- Growing respect for oral histories -- Chronology of slavery in the United States -- Ch. 1: The community and culture of the enslaved -- Religious services -- Worshipping in secret -- Important holidays -- Corn huskings and frolics -- Weddings -- Funerals -- Music -- Ch. 2: The hardships of an enslaved childhood -- Familial bonds -- The slaveholder as surrogate parent -- Day-to-day care of enslaved children -- Transition from childhood to productive worker -- Childhood games (the chance to just be a child) -- Ch. 3: The family under slavery -- Challenges of marriage for the enslaved -- Loss of family members: separation of couples and families -- Mixed family: white father -- Providing support for family members -- Preserving family history -- Ch. 4: Women and enslavement -- The workday for enslaved women -- Enslaved women and their families -- Enslaved women and marriage -- Sexual imposition and enslaved women -- Ch. 5: Work and slavery -- Field workers -- Domestic workers -- Skilled workers -- Hiring out enslaved workers -- Ch. 6: Physical abuse and intimidation -- Punishing field workers -- Punishing domestic workers -- Crushing signs of rebelliousness -- Ch. 7: Runaways and the quest for freedom -- Reasons for deciding to run -- Crafting a plan of escape -- Fleeing not too far distant -- Discouraging freedom -- The impact of the Civil War -- Emancipation -- Appendix: Historian's views on slavery: an overview for the advanced reader
Control code
ocn914296159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlix, 303 pages
Isbn
9781440841781
Lccn
2015018388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025398626
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914296159
  • (Sirsi) a2051262

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