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River of blood : American slavery from the people who lived it : interviews & photographs of formerly enslaved African Americans / edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams ; foreword by Adam Green.

Cahan, Richard, (editor.). Williams, Michael, (editor.). Green, Adam, (writer of foreword.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library 306.362 C132r (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004422814 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780991541850
  • ISBN: 0991541855
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : photographs ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : CityFiles Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography (pages 238-239).
Formatted Contents Note:
Slavery and identity -- Day to day -- Trauma that lasts forever -- War and freedom -- The pain of Reconstruction -- Once a slave.
Summary, etc.:
"In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life. What did they think about their slaveholders? What songs did they sing? What games did they play? Did they always think about escaping? The result was a remarkable compilation of interviews known as the Slave Narratives. This book highlights those narratives--condensing tens of thousands of pages into short excerpts from about 100 former slaves and pairs their accounts with their photographs, taken by the workers sent to record their stories."
Subject: Slavery > United States > History.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
African Americans > History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Genre: Biographies.

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