The Resource Bullwhip days : the slaves remember : an oral history, edited and with an introduction by James Mellon

Bullwhip days : the slaves remember : an oral history, edited and with an introduction by James Mellon

Label
Bullwhip days : the slaves remember : an oral history
Title
Bullwhip days
Title remainder
the slaves remember : an oral history
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by James Mellon
Title variation
Slaves remember
Title variation remainder
an oral history
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing an unflinching portrait of the world of government-sanctioned slavery of Africans in America. Here are twenty-nine full narrations, as well as nine sections of excerpts related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range of conditions of human bondage, and provide sobering insight into the roots of racism in today's society. - Publisher
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
SVP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.B95 1988
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mellon, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slave narratives
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slave narratives
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Bullwhip days : the slaves remember : an oral history, edited and with an introduction by James Mellon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives : Georgia Baker, Mary Reynolds, Katie Rowe -- Voices : slave children, food and cooking, stealing, and fading remembrances of Africa -- Narratives : Thomas Cole, William Adams, Fanny Cannady -- Voices : ghosts and conjuring -- Narratives : Charley Williams, Jack and Rosa Maddox, Rose Williams -- Voices : plantation life, poor white folks, classes of slaves, patrollers, Christmas on the plantation, dancing, corn-shuckings, hog-killings, music, slave marriages, and forced breeding -- Narratives : Calvin Moye, Isaac Stier, Charlie Moses -- Voices : religion and education -- Narratives : Rachel Cruze, Jacob Manson, Martin Jackson, Josh Horn -- Voices : bullwhip days -- Narratives : George Fleming, Arnold Gragson, Cato Carter, Elmo Steele -- Voices : slave auctions, forced breeding, rape, and runaways -- Narratives : John Crawford, Lulu Wilson, William Moore -- Voices : the Civil War and statutory freedom -- Narratives : Neal Upson, Charlie Davenport, Ellen Betts -- Voices : the Reconstruction Era, sharecropping, voting, and the Ku Klux Klan -- Narratives : Mary Grayson, William Colbert, Mollie Dawson -- Voices : the younger generation, reflections and conclusions
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Grove Press pbk. ed.
Extent
xviii, 460
Isbn
9780802138682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48954071
  • (OCoLC)ocm48954071
Label
Bullwhip days : the slaves remember : an oral history, edited and with an introduction by James Mellon
Publication
Note
Originally published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narratives : Georgia Baker, Mary Reynolds, Katie Rowe -- Voices : slave children, food and cooking, stealing, and fading remembrances of Africa -- Narratives : Thomas Cole, William Adams, Fanny Cannady -- Voices : ghosts and conjuring -- Narratives : Charley Williams, Jack and Rosa Maddox, Rose Williams -- Voices : plantation life, poor white folks, classes of slaves, patrollers, Christmas on the plantation, dancing, corn-shuckings, hog-killings, music, slave marriages, and forced breeding -- Narratives : Calvin Moye, Isaac Stier, Charlie Moses -- Voices : religion and education -- Narratives : Rachel Cruze, Jacob Manson, Martin Jackson, Josh Horn -- Voices : bullwhip days -- Narratives : George Fleming, Arnold Gragson, Cato Carter, Elmo Steele -- Voices : slave auctions, forced breeding, rape, and runaways -- Narratives : John Crawford, Lulu Wilson, William Moore -- Voices : the Civil War and statutory freedom -- Narratives : Neal Upson, Charlie Davenport, Ellen Betts -- Voices : the Reconstruction Era, sharecropping, voting, and the Ku Klux Klan -- Narratives : Mary Grayson, William Colbert, Mollie Dawson -- Voices : the younger generation, reflections and conclusions
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Grove Press pbk. ed.
Extent
xviii, 460
Isbn
9780802138682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48954071
  • (OCoLC)ocm48954071

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