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Alabama Slave Narratives (Federal Writers' Project Slave Narratives)

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From 1936 to 1938, the Works Projects Administration (WPA) commissioned writers to collect the life histories of former slaves. This work was compiled under the Franklin Roosevelt administration during the New Deal and economic relief and recovery program. Each entry represents an oral history of a former slave or a descendant of a former slave and his or her personal acco ...more
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Published May 23rd 2015 by Native American Book Publishers
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The Library at Lilac Cottage
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is part of a series of interviews the United States government (under the WPA) conducted with former slaves in Alabama during The Great Depression. It’s interesting to read the former slaves’ recollections and events they experienced or overhead during the slave years, and their general thoughts on the current world and society. Many, but not all, of the interviews were transcribed in dialect, so reading them is all the more special.

It continues to fascinate me how many of them speak about
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