The Resource 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

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

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River of blood : American slavery from the people who lived it : interviews & photographs of formerly enslaved African Americans
Title
River of blood
Title remainder
American slavery from the people who lived it : interviews & photographs of formerly enslaved African Americans
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams ; foreword by Adam Green
Title variation
American slavery from the people who lived it
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. It pairs their accounts with their portraits, taken by the workers sent to record their stories. -
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E453
LC item number
.R59 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cahan, Richard
  • Williams, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2020002482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780991541850
Lccn
bl2020002482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2020002482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780991541850
Lccn
bl2020002482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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