Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narratives

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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.


· Provides a historical overview of the scholarship on slavery via first-person perspectives into the institution of slavery

· Supplies an introductory essay for each theme as well as brief contextual explanations for each excerpt with the text of the oral narrative

· Supplies primary source documents in the form of interviews with actual slaves from the WPA slave narratives that allow readers to better understand the experiences of those who lived in slavery

· Presents a history of the slave narratives project under the New Deal

· Gives eye-opening insights into the plight of women within the institution of slavery

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There were four million enslaved people in the United States at the start of the Civil War.

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Spencer R. Crew, PhD, is Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and coeditor of Greenwood's Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project.

Lonnie G. Bunch III is founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and coeditor of Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project.

Clement A. Price, PhD, was Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor in History, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, and coeditor of Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project.

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