Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember: An Oral History (Paperback)

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By James Mellon (Editor)
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In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing an unflinching portrait of the world of government-sanctioned slavery of Africans in America. Here are twenty-nine full narrations, as well as nine sections of excerpts related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range of conditions of human bondage, and provide sobering insight into the roots of racism in today's society.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802138682
ISBN-10: 0802138683
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: December 12th, 2001
Pages: 496
Language: English