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Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You : Personal Accounts of Slavery in Tennessee

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ISBN13:

9780895872265

ISBN10:
0895872269
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/2000
Publisher(s):
John F Blair Pub

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This is the edition with a publication date of 10/1/2000.
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Summary

In 1929, the Social Sciences Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, began recording the oral histories of former slaves. During the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers' Project undertook a similar effort, ultimately compiling more than two thousand interviews and ten thousand pages of material in seventeen states.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You
3(4)
They Had Whipping Day Every Thursday
7(4)
My Mother Was the Smartest Black Woman in Eden
11(10)
A Negro Has Got No Name
21(7)
We Didn't Know Nothing Else But Slavery
28(5)
I Got Many a Whipping *
33(3)
I Was Four Years Old When I Was Put on the Block
36(7)
I Expect I Am the Oldest Man in Nashville
43(5)
I Never Worries No Matter What Happens *
48(4)
My Father and Abe Lincoln Was First Cousins
52(7)
They Were Saving Me for a Breeding Woman
59(7)
I Have No Kin in This World *
66(2)
I Was Sharp As a Tack
68(7)
There Wasn't No Learning Going On in Slavery
75(5)
I Lived on Gallatin Pike *
80(3)
White Folks Raised Me
83(4)
I Would Die Fighting Rather Than Be a Slave Again *
87(5)
I Remember the Yankee Soldiers Well *
92(3)
I Could Hear the Bullets Flying All Around
95(4)
My Daddy Was Part Indian *
99(4)
All My Bosses Were Nigger Traders
103(6)
Sometimes She Would Lock Us Up in a Dark Closet *
109(4)
You Couldn't Go Nowhere without a Pass
113(5)
I Don't Never Want to See Another War
118(6)
Folks These Days Don't Know What Trouble Looks Like *
124(5)
They Tried to Make Me Think I Wasn't Free
129(10)
They Would Turn a Kettle Upside Down *
139(3)
They Charged Him for His Own Child
142(7)
I Was Sold Away from My Husband *
149(4)
I Stole My Learning in the Woods
153(5)
They Sold My Sister Right in This Nigger-Trading Yard
158(8)
One Night a Ku Klux Klan Rode Up to Our Door *
166(5)
Stock Was Treated a Great Deal Better
171(4)
I Want to Build Up
175(6)
They Raised the Chillun to Make Money On *
181(4)
I've Been Here to Hear It Thunder
185


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