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AfriGeneas Discuss! Forum Archive 2

[History] ANOTHER BOOK ON SLAVE NARRATIVES:BULLWHIP DAYS

I have mentioned this book so often only to get no response, and when I say this it has nothing to do with Afrigeneas, I am simply talking about among folks who talk about slave narratives I hear other books but never this one. It is called:
BULLWHIP DAYS: The Slaves Remember..An Oral History
Edited by James Mellon copywrited in the 1980s. It actually talks about how in the mid 1930s nearly 4 million slaves freed at the close of the Civil War, only a few thousand survived, long enough for the WPA and FWP to interview them between 1934 and 1941. The interviewers were men and women, Black and White, recording nearly two thousand narrative accounts. What we saw in Slave Narratives: Unchained Memories, a very exciting book as well as a very exciting film, really touched a part of what our people had to say. In BULLWHIP DAYS, I notice a lot of different names including names in Slave Narratives.
Just giving out more information,is all.

joseph


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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