Books: Non-Fiction

Remembering Slavery

Book — Non-fiction and CD. Edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller. Foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley. 2007. 359 pages.
Oral histories of first-person accounts of slavery.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Slavery and Resistance

rememberingslaveryRemembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation offers a startling first-person history of slavery.

Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted in the 1930s with people who had been enslaved, the astonishing audiotapes made available the only known recordings of people who actually experienced enslavement — recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this set.

The interviews were conducted by researchers working with the Federal Writers’ Project. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781595582287 | The New Press