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I Was Born in Slavery: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Texas

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When you think of early Texas history, you think of freedom fighters at the Alamo and rugged cowboys riding the plains. You usually don't think too much about slavery in the Lone Star State. Although slavery only existed in Texas from the second decade of the 19th century to the close of the Civil War, the majority of early settlers came to Texas from other Southern states ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by John F. Blair Publisher
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Theshiney
Jan 30, 2008 Theshiney rated it it was amazing
the editor of these narratives really struck a chord. it is from people who were in bondage only in texas but the spectrum of accounts is remarkable. from the most wretched treatment i could imagine to the- i dare say- banal, this collection hits home what history ignores; there is no way to define slavery. once this 'private property' was brought home law had little to no regard, it was the personalities at hand (master, slave, their families, etc.) that defined the institution. beyond that, yo ...more
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Sep 27, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it
Interesting storytelling by neighbor's in our N.Tx. backyards.Many of the people lived on streets in Ft.Worth that still stand today.What stories,although most speak of suffering,were told with great dignity!
Becca Tyler
Interesting to read first-hand accounts of living in slavery.
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