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The House of Bondage: Or Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves

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Setting out to correct the inadequacies of many written accounts of slavery, teacher and social activist Octavia Albert added her own incisive commentary to the personal narratives of former slaves. Her early interviews, like many antebellum slave narratives, depict cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labour. Seeing herself as a public advocate for social ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1972)
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Jennie
Aug 15, 2013 Jennie rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book even with the dirty looks of others thinking it was a "sex book".

I read it while I worked on a television show during break times. It is a sad, honest, cruel look at the lives of slaves. I have a basic understanding of what happened but had no idea just how brutal and misunderstood they were. Animals were better treated. Despite all the beatings, starvation and imprisonment, their faith in God was strong.

The abuse and mistreatment continued as families did. Children and/or p
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Tough to read, nonetheless its one of those books that are essential for a full political education.
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