When I Was a Slave

Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection

Author: Norman R. Yetman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111393

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 9261


DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div

Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes]

A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

Author: Spencer R. Crew,Lonnie G. Bunch III,Clement A. Price

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800871

Category: Social Science

Page: 1124

View: 3657


For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine—and understand—specific aspects of slave life and culture. • Provides topically arranged access to views expressed in the slave narratives, something never done before • Offers students both contextual analysis and primary source material so they can draw their own conclusions about various aspects of slavery • Creates a personalized understanding of the challenges that accompanied enslavement • Allows various populations, such as previously enslaved women, to speak bluntly about the particular difficulties they faced under slavery

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Author: Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486780619

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4197


Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narratives

Voices from the Slave Narratives

Author: Spencer R. Crew,Lonnie G. Bunch III,Clement A. Price

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837791

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 2890


This book offers a first-person perspective on the institution of slavery in America, providing powerful, engaging interviews from the WPA slave narrative collection that enable readers to gain a true sense of the experience of enslavement. • Provides a historical overview of the scholarship on slavery via first-person perspectives into the institution of slavery • Supplies an introductory essay for each theme as well as brief contextual explanations for each excerpt with the text of the oral narrative • Supplies primary source documents in the form of interviews with actual slaves from the WPA slave narratives that allow readers to better understand the experiences of those who lived in slavery • Presents a history of the slave narratives project under the New Deal • Gives eye-opening insights into the plight of women within the institution of slavery

The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave

Author: William Wells Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486430973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

View: 8289


An influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery, Brown's Narrative was an instant bestseller upon its 1847 publication and remains essential reading. It offers a sincere and moving account of the author's experiences during the first 20 years of his life as a slave in Missouri.

A Narrative of Events

Since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Laborer in Jamaica

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486800679

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1086


This 1837 memoir proved an effective tool for abolitionists. One of the few autobiographies by a Caribbean slave, it recounts the horrors of the apprenticeship system that replaced the British slave trade.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2877


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Making Freedom

African Americans in U.S. History

Author: Primary Source, Inc

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005171

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1433


Outstanding curriculum resource with clear objectives and meaningful activities. Each volume has an accompanying CD-ROM (in a separate folder) that is packed with primary source documents.

The Delectable Negro

Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Author: Vincent Woodard,Dwight McBride

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147984926X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1263


Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

The I Ching

The Book of Changes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 6380


One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.

Über das Dirigieren

Author: Richard Wagner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843048622

Category: Music

Page: 76

View: 1934


Richard Wagner: Über das Dirigieren Entstanden 1869. Hier nach: Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Schriften und Dichtungen. Band 8, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, o.J. [1911]. Die Eigentümlichkeit der Orthographie wurde bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe beibehalten. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 1813 in Leipzig als das neunte Kind eines Polizisten geboren, wird Richard Wagner zu einer die Musik beherrschenden Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein bewegtes Leben lässt ihn vor politischer Verfolgung wie auch vor seinen Gläubigern in zahlreichen Orten Zuflucht suchen. Nach Stationen u.a. in Königsberg, Riga, London, Paris, und in der Schweiz kommt Wagner schließlich in Bayreuth an, das bis heute untrennbar mit seinem Namen verbunden ist. Seine finanziellen Schwierigkeiten hat der selbstbewußte Mann von kleinem Wuchs als »lächerliche Schulden« empfunden, denen erheblich größere »Aktiva« gegenüberstünden. Und in der Tat ist seine Wirkungsmacht auf die ihm nachfolgende Musik wohl einzigartig. Zu einer umstrittenen Figur ist Richard Wagner wegen seiner Auslegbarkeit im Sinne des Nationalsozialismus geworden, der er maßgeblich durch seine antisemitische Schrift »Das Judenthum in der Musik« Vorschub geleistet hat.

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9180


Revised and expanded with recently uncovered information Detailed maps of escape routes and networks Eyewitness accounts of fugitives Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in Pennsylvania, with routes running through cities and towns in all parts of the state. This revised second edition retraces the routes with detailed maps, discusses the large city networks, identifies the houses and sites where escapees found refuge, and records the names of the people who risked their lives to support the operation.

Echoes from the poisoned well

global memories of environmental injustice

Author: Sylvia Hood Washington,Heather Goodall,Paul C. Rosier

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 433

View: 8086


This book is an historical examination of environmental justice struggles across the globe from the perspective of environmentally marginalized communities. It is unique in environmental justice histography because it recounts these struggles by integrating the actual voices and memories of communities who grappled with environmental inequalities.

L'homme prédateur

ce que nous enseigne l'esclavage sur notre temps

Author: Françoise Vergès

Publisher: Editions Albin Michel

ISBN: 9782226208897

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 4149


Le 21 mai 2001 fut publiée au Journal officiel la loi reconnaissant la traite négrière et l'esclavage comme " crimes contre l'humanité ". Françoise Vergès revient sur l'extraordinaire capacité de l'esclavage à s'adapter aux nouvelles technologies comme au progrès social et juridique. Hier, la prédation signifiait razzias, guerres, kidnapping ; aujourd'hui, guerres et enlèvements perdurent comme sources d'asservissement, auxquelles il convient d'ajouter la fabrication par la violence économique de vies vulnérables et fragiles. Il est temps d'étudier les politiques et les économies de prédation non comme des traces de l'arriération, mais comme des formes régulièrement réinventées, tout à fait compatibles avec l'existence de discours humanitaires et une économie du profit.

Knitting for Anarchists

The What, Why and How of Knitting

Author: Anna Zilboorg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801926

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1277


Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result. Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.