Remembering Slavery

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: New Pr

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Now in paperback, the book component of the award-winning set of interviews with former slaves. The extraordinary interviews from the book component of Remembering Slavery are now available in an affordable paperback edition. When the original book-and-tape set of Remembering Slavery was first published, it attracted not only rave endorsements and selection by the History Book Club, but also commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature. In prime-time television and radio shows, newspapers, and magazine features, this unique set of firsthand recollections of slavery has been heralded as "a stunning work," "powerful and intense," and "an invaluable resource." The set was also named a Best Book of the Year by Library Journal and Booklist. Along with transcribed interviews, the book includes Ira Berlin's "seminal" (Library Journal) introductory essay on the evolution of slavery over the centuries and commentary by Robin D. G. Kelley and Librarian of Congress James Billington.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Slavery as Memory and Historyp. xiii
Editorial Methodp. xlix
The Faces of Power: Slaves and Ownersp. 3
Work and Slave Life: "From Can to Can't"p. 71
Family Life in Slavery: "Our Folks"p. 121
Slave Culture: "honest and fair service to the Lord and all mankind everywhere"p. 165
Slaves No More: Civil War and the Coming of Freedomp. 209
"Remembering Slavery": The Radio Documentaryp. 279
Recordings of Slave Narratives and Related Materials in the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congressp. 335
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 339
Short Titles Used in Notesp. 343
Notesp. 345
Afterwordp. 349
Indexp. 351
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