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Far More Terrible for Women: Personal Accounts of Women in Slavery

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Far More Terrible for Women contains first-hand accounts of what life was like for women in slavery. These accounts are drawn from interviews conducted in the 1930s and stored in the Library of Congress.
Paperback, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by John F. Blair Publisher
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Skburge
I picked this up at the Historical Society Center in Charleston (They have a nice bookstore). The title drew me in. This book is a collection of former slaves' stories of slavery. These interviews were collected in the 1930s as a WPA project. Remarkable collection of historical documents.
Rosemary
Jan 13, 2008 Rosemary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in American history and human rights
I chose this book as a research resource for my own writing, which usually deals with 19th century history in the American South and with misogyny and racism. In giving readers a glimpse of the heartbreaking and horrifying misery suffered by women in slavery, editor Patrick Minges shines a floodlight on the arrogance, greed, cruelty, and hypocrisy of those who bought, sold, and abused other human beings.

Throughout history men have often cast women in one of two roles--the virtuous lady or the ha
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Peacegal
Imagine what it would be like to live in bondage as a slave. This remarkable book collects interviews with women who survived this ugly period in American history. There are so many questions left unanswered, but what was collected at least gives us a glimpse.
Tomekia Farmer
I thought this book would be an interesting read since I was curious about what black women endured during slavery. I was not at all prepared for the vernacular, as it was told from the former slaves point of view, and in their own words. This made the book hard to follow for me, and made it difficult for me to get into, which is why it took me so long to finish it. Some of the stories were interesting, but having to decipher some of them gave me a headache. I appreciate what they were going for ...more
pegi johnson
I love this book.

A very good read for women. It's important for us to know our history away from men. Very interesting book.
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