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Been in the Storm So Long - Recommendation

Book Club Recommendations

For the African American Ancestored Genealogists


Title: Been in the Storm So Long: the Aftermath of Slavery

Author: Leon F. Litwack

Publisher: Random House, copyright 1979

ISBN: ISBN: 0394743989

David Paterson, manager of the Afrigeneas Slave Forum, presented "Freedpeoples' Surnames: Tools to break through the Brick Wall", on the AOL Afri-Am SIG, 03/23/02 and made this book recommendation.

Book Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted in ways that dramatized not only their mutual dependency, but the ambiguities and tensions that had always been latent in "the peculiar institution."


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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