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Title 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 Chicago, Illinois : CityFiles Press, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 240 pages : photographs ; 25 cm
Call # 306.362 R
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 238-239).
Contents Slavery and identity -- Day to day -- Trauma that lasts forever -- War and freedom -- The pain of Reconstruction -- Once a slave.
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 and pairs their accounts with their photographs, taken by the workers sent to record their stories." --Amazon.com.
Subject Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) (OCoLC)fst01754987
Slavery. (OCoLC)fst01120426
Slaves. (OCoLC)fst01120522
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1865-1877
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Interviews.
Addl. Author Cahan, Richard, editor.
Williams, Michael, editor.
Green, Adam, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780991541850 (hardcover)
0991541855 (hardcover)

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