Bullwhip Days : The Slaves Remember, An Oral History
This collection of twenty-nine full narrations and nine sections of excerpts come from the oral histories colleced by the WPA during the Great Depression. This skillfully edited volume tells about slave life as slaves experienced it, in their own words.
My Soul Has Grown Deep : Classics of Early African-American Literature
Includes biographical essays and original writings of Rt. Rev. Richard Allen, Phillis Wheatley, Jarena Lee, among others.
Remembering Slavery : African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation
The slave narratives in this book were taken from the Depression Era Works Progress Administration (WPA) oral history projects and edited into a single volume by renowned historian Ira Berlin. The book is accompanied by two sixty-minute audiocassettes of actual oral history interviews from the 1930s and dramatic readings of transcripts from the WPA project.
The Civitas Anthology of African American Slave Narratives
The stories of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave; Asa-Asa, a captured African; Henry Bibb; Harriet Jacobs; Nat Turner; and others.
The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
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