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The Narrator's Diary By The Narrator
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This book is a funny book, packed with everything you need to know about the star, Abby! (The sequel to The Abby Show!! In Words
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 9 By OHIO NARRATIVES
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“Life experience excels all reading. Every place you go, you learn something from every class of people. Books are just for a memory, to keep history and the like, but I don’t have to go... More > huntin’ in libraries, I got one in my own head, for you can’t forget what you learn from experience.” The old man speaking is a living example of his theory, and, judging from his bearing, his experience has given him a philosophical outlook which comprehends love, gentleness and wisdom. Charles H. Anderson, 3122 Fredonia Street, was born December 23, 1845, in Richmond, Virginia, as a slave belonging to J.L. Woodson, grocer, “an exceedingly good owner—not cruel to anyone”.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 11 By OKLAHOMA NARRATIVES
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“Run nigger, run,De Patteroll git you!Run nigger, run,De Patteroll come! “Watch nigger, watch—De Patteroll trick you!Watch nigger, watch,He got a big gun!” Dat one of the... More > songs de slaves all knowed, and de children down on de “twenty acres” used to sing it when dey playing in de moonlight ‘round de cabins in de quarters. Sometime I wonder iffen de white folks didn’t make dat song up so us niggers would keep in line. None of my old Master’s boys tried to git away ‘cepting two, and dey met up wid evil, both of ‘em.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 7 By FLORIDA NARRATIVES
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Being only eight years of age when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, he remembers little of his life as a slave. The master was kind in an impersonal way but made no provision for his... More > freedmen as did many other Southerners—usually in the form of land grants—although he gave them their freedom as soon as the proclamation was issued. Berry learned from his elders that their master was a noted duelist and owned several fine pistols some of which have very bloody histories. It was during the hectic days that followed the Civil War that Berry served in the afore-mentioned offices. He held his marshalship under a Judge King of Jacksonville, Florida. As State and Federal Government Contractor he built many public structures, a few of which are still in use, among them the jetties at Mayport, Florida which he helped to build and a jail at High Springs, Florida.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 8 By MISSISSIPPI NARRATIVES
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“Josh,(The Master) he’s been daid fer a long time now but we had a good life out at Waverly an’ many a night stood outside de parlor do’ an’ watch de white folks at dey... More > big dances an’ parties. De folks was pow’ful nice to us an’ we raised a passel er chullun out dar. All of ‘em ‘ceptin’ three be daid now. George is de oldes’ of those lef’. He’s a bricklayer, carpenter, preacher, an’ mos anything else he ‘cides to call hisse’f. He’s got 19 or 20 chullun, I dis’members which. Edith ain’t got so many. She live up North. I lives wid my other darter an’ her gal. I named her afte’ my sisters.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 11 By OKLAHOMA NARRATIVES
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“Run nigger, run,De Patteroll git you!Run nigger, run,De Patteroll come! “Watch nigger, watch—De Patteroll trick you!Watch nigger, watch,He got a big gun!” Dat one of the... More > songs de slaves all knowed, and de children down on de “twenty acres” used to sing it when dey playing in de moonlight ‘round de cabins in de quarters. Sometime I wonder iffen de white folks didn’t make dat song up so us niggers would keep in line. None of my old Master’s boys tried to git away ‘cepting two, and dey met up wid evil, both of ‘em.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 10 By INDIANA NARRATIVES
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“My name is John W. Fields and I’m eighty-nine (89) years old. I was born March 27, 1848 in Owensburg, Ky. That’s 115 miles below Louisville, Ky. There was 11 other children besides... More > myself in my family. When I was six years old, all of us children were taken from my parents, because my master died and his estate had to be settled. We slaves were divided by this method. Three disinterested persons were chosen to come to the plantation and together they wrote the names of the different heirs on a few slips of paper. These slips were put in a hat and passed among us slaves. Each one took a slip and the name on the slip was the new owner. I happened to draw the name of a relative of my master who was a widow. I can’t describe the heartbreak and horror of that separation. it was the last time I ever saw my mother for longer than one night. Twelve children taken from my mother in one day.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 9 By OHIO NARRATIVES
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“Life experience excels all reading. Every place you go, you learn something from every class of people. Books are just for a memory, to keep history and the like, but I don’t have to go... More > huntin’ in libraries, I got one in my own head, for you can’t forget what you learn from experience.” The old man speaking is a living example of his theory, and, judging from his bearing, his experience has given him a philosophical outlook which comprehends love, gentleness and wisdom. Charles H. Anderson, 3122 Fredonia Street, was born December 23, 1845, in Richmond, Virginia, as a slave belonging to J.L. Woodson, grocer, “an exceedingly good owner—not cruel to anyone”.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 7 By FLORIDA NARRATIVES
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Being only eight years of age when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, he remembers little of his life as a slave. The master was kind in an impersonal way but made no provision for his... More > freedmen as did many other Southerners—usually in the form of land grants—although he gave them their freedom as soon as the proclamation was issued. Berry learned from his elders that their master was a noted duelist and owned several fine pistols some of which have very bloody histories. It was during the hectic days that followed the Civil War that Berry served in the afore-mentioned offices. He held his marshalship under a Judge King of Jacksonville, Florida. As State and Federal Government Contractor he built many public structures, a few of which are still in use, among them the jetties at Mayport, Florida which he helped to build and a jail at High Springs, Florida.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 10 By INDIANA NARRATIVES
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“My name is John W. Fields and I’m eighty-nine (89) years old. I was born March 27, 1848 in Owensburg, Ky. That’s 115 miles below Louisville, Ky. There was 11 other children besides... More > myself in my family. When I was six years old, all of us children were taken from my parents, because my master died and his estate had to be settled. We slaves were divided by this method. Three disinterested persons were chosen to come to the plantation and together they wrote the names of the different heirs on a few slips of paper. These slips were put in a hat and passed among us slaves. Each one took a slip and the name on the slip was the new owner. I happened to draw the name of a relative of my master who was a widow. I can’t describe the heartbreak and horror of that separation. it was the last time I ever saw my mother for longer than one night. Twelve children taken from my mother in one day.< Less