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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation

edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller
Format
Book; Government Document; Cassette
Published
New York : The New Press ; Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, ©1998.
Language
English
ISBN
1565844254, 9781565844254, 1565845870, 9781565845879
Access Restriction
Part or all of this collection is housed at Ivy Stacks, an off-site storage facility. Requests for materials housed at Ivy Stacks require 72 hours' notice.
Summary
This set contains: two sixty-minute audiotapes that include original live recordings of interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings by celebrities from written interviews; and, a hardcover book that includes a comprehensive introductory essay by preeminent slavery historian Ira Berlin, chapters on aspects of slave life, including relationships with owners, work, family culture, the Civil War, and Emancipation; complete transcript of the live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves, contained on the companion tapes; extensive additional interviews with former slaves; little-known period photographs, including some of the former slaves interviewed on the companion tapes.
Contents
  • Slavery as memory and history
  • The faces of power: slaves and owners
  • Work and slave life: "from can to can't"
  • Family life in slavery: "our folks"
  • Slave culture: "honest and fair service to the Lord and all mankind everywhere"
  • Slaves no more: Civil War and the coming of freedom
  • Appendixes : 1. "Remembering Slavery": the radio documentary
  • 2. Recordings of slave narratives and related materials in the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress.
Description
lii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 2 audiocassettes (analog)
Notes
  • Includes live recordings of interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings from written interviews.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Imperfect: Without the audiotapes. Bound in original black cloth; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2016/2017.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: E444 .R46 1998. Charcoal paper on boards with black cloth backstrip; dust jacket. Book and cassette tapes issued in a paper slipcase. From the library of Julian Bond. Gift of Pamela S. Horowitz, December, 2015.
Technical Details
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