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Voices of Slavery Volume 5 - Arkansas, Part 4

ByTim Hirst

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The Voices of Slavery Series Volume 5 - Arkansas, Part 4 (Six Arkansas volumes are available) The Voices of Slavery Series is an unabridged republication of over 2200 interviews carried out in the 1930s by the Federal Writers Project – one of the key projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration, which provided employment to millions in the years following The Great Depression in the United States of America. These “slave narratives” are authentic, first-hand accounts of men and women born into slavery. The interviewees recall their childhood, the American Civil War, their enslavement, and emancipation; and they reflect on their subsequent freedom, itself not without challenges. The interviewees range in age, from 50 to well over 100; their stories are told in their own words, and their dialect is perfectly preserved by the transcribers. Their stories are both heart-warming and heart-breaking; rich with detail, documenting the best and worst of humanity during a period of history that still affects life the lives of millions of people today. In repackaging and republishing these fascinating interviews, state-by-state, we hope to enable readers to empathise with victims of slavery, both past and present, and to gain an insight into the historical and cultural inheritance that - even today - affects the lives of so many human beings.

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Publication Date
Feb 7, 2022
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Compiled by: Tim Hirst

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Pages
223
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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