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Slavery remembered : a record of twentieth-century slave narratives / by Paul D. Escott.

Author/Creator:
Escott, Paul D., 1947- author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1979]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Series:
UNC Press law publications
Slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
HeinOnline UNC Press law publications
HeinOnline slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
Distribution:
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein and Company, [2016]
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Subjects:
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- Sources.
Slave narratives -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"Slavery Remembered is the first major attempt to analyze the slave narratives gathered as part of the Federal Writers Project. Paul Escott's sensitive examination of each of the nearly 2,400 narratives and his quantitative analysis of the narratives as a whole eloquently present the differing beliefs and experiences of masters and slaves. The book describes slave attitudes and actions; slave-master relationships; the conditions of slave life, including diet, physical treatment, working conditions, housing, forms of resistance, and black overseers; slave cultural institutions; status distinctions among slaves; experiences during the Civil War and Reconstruction; and the subsequent life histories of the former slaves."--Publisher's description
Contents:
Introduction. The narratives as a source
Two peoples and two worlds
Conditions of life: the slaves' experiences on the plantation
Improving the conditions of life: forms of slave resistance
Bases of a Black culture
"Seeing how the land lay" in freedom
"Starting uphill, den going back"
Life patterns of the freedom generation
Appendixes. Methods of recording and coding information
Race of interviewers
Additional tables
New narratives
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
Description based on PDF title page, viewed October 2, 2016
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