Gabrl Blow Sof: Sumter County, Alabama, Slave Narratives (Ruby Pickens Tartt , Vol 2)

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Together for the first time, these slave narratives from Sumter County, Alabama - most of them collected by Ruby Pickens Tartt under the auspices of the WPA - offer rich insight into the periods of the Civil War and Reconstruction. (Collected during the Great Depression, they naturally reflect on that period also, if one reads between the lines.) The tales are by turns sad, shocking, and humorous; some are organized as stories, some as character sketches, some and litanies of intermingled remembrances and complaints - whatever their organization, they each evoke a time in our joint American history that must not be forgotten.

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Ruby Pickens Tartt was born in 1880, attended Alabama Normal College under Julia Tutwiler. During the Great Depression she worked with folklorist John Lomax in collecting African-American spirituals and folk songs in Sumter County, Alabama.

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Together for the first time in print, Gabr'l Blow Sof' is a collection of Alabama's Sumter County slave narratives. Most of them were originally collected by Ruby Pickens Tartt under the auspices of the WPA and offer rich insight into the periods of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collected during the years of the "Great Depression", these stories naturally reflect on that period as well -- if one reads between the lines. These tales are by turns sad, shocking, and humorous. Some are organized as stories, some as character sketches, some as litanies of intermingled remembrances and complaints. But whatever their organization, each one evokes a time in our Black American history that must not be forgotten. Gabr'l Blow Sof' is highly recommended reading! -- Midwest Book Review

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