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Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

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"More than simply a window into the world of younger slaves, StolenChildhood offers an informed and moving narrative that assists us in understandingthe people and the system that shaped many of the social patterns in Americanlife." -- Quarterly Black Review Booktalk

"This powerfulbook should be read by everyone interested in understanding American character andculture at i
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Paperback, 253 pages
Published February 22nd 1998 by Indiana University Press (first published 1995)
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Shersta
King's book is an important contribution to our understanding of what childhood might have been like under American slavery. This is the first volume I have read on the subject, and King has done a thorough job of trying to include the voices of slave children themselves as much as possible.

What is unfortunate about this book is that it is poorly organized, with long chapters and no subheadings - such formatting would have been a great help. As it is, each subject tends to transition abruptly in
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Annie
Unfortunately not a whole ton of scholarship has been done regarding the lives of slave children. So, if you're looking for a study that offers further insight into the lives of African American children in the Antebellum South, this is it. I highly recommend it.
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