Voices from the days of slavery former slaves tell their stories

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Subjects: Slaves--United States--Interviews
Slaves--United States--Social conditions--19th century
Slavery--United States--History--19th century--Sources
Freedmen--United States--Social conditions
African Americans--Social conditions
Oral history
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Nonmusical sound recording -- Collection
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 2004
LC Classification: E
Alternate Titles: At head of title: American memory
Former slaves tell their stories
Additional Authors: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Notes: LCCN: 2004565280
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress
Summary: Provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives. These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been former slaves. The former slaves discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, how slaves were coerced, their families, and, of course, freedom. They have much to say about living as African Americans from the 1870s to the 1930s, and beyond. All known recordings of former slaves in the American Folklife Center are included in this online collection together with transcriptions of the recordings. Includes biographies of many of the interviewers; "Faces and Voices from the Presentation," a special presentation; and a section of Related Resources
OCLC Number: 54471580