When I Was a Slave : Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection (Dover Thrift Editions)
When I Was a Slave Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection - Dover Thrift Editions More than 2,000 interviews with former slaves, who, in blunt, simple language, provide often-startling first-person accounts of their lives in bondage. Includes some of the most detailed, compelling, and engrossing life histories in the Slave Narrative Collection, a project funded by the U.S. Government. An illuminating source of information tha... more »t not only tells about life in the South before, during, and after the Civil War but also preserves the opinions and perspectives of those who were enslaved.« less
What a national treasure! In the their own words the world of these slaves was opened for all to know. This short book is packed with information you will never see in a text book. Should be required to reading for the U.S. population. Slavery was and still is in the world today and abomination.