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Ohio Slave Narratives From the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

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The view that slavery could best be described by those who had themselves experienced it personally has found expression in several thousand commentaries, autobiographies, narratives, and interviews with those who "endured." Although most of these accounts appeared before the Civil War, more than one-third are the result of the ambitious efforts of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to interview surviving ex-slaves during the 1930s. The result of these efforts was the Slave Narrative Collection, a group of autobiographical accounts of former slaves that today stands as one of the most enduring and noteworthy achievements of the WPA. Compiled in seventeen…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 6/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English