Black Authors : Bullwhip Days

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Twenty-nine oral histories and additional excerpts, selected from 2000 interviews with former slaves conducted in the 1930s for a WPA Federal Writers Project, document the conditions of slavery that, Mellon maintains, lie at the root of today's racism," reported PW (Publisher's Weekly)

    I read this book and it is a must pick up!
     
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    I've had this book for years and years.. and down at the African American
    Musem Library (AAMLO) They have volumes and
    volumes of Narratives.. I used to go their and just read through them..
    It was always striking how small their worlds were.. how they didn't talk
    in the grand historical ways that we do.. they just talked about what they
    saw with their own eyes.. so so so many of them were so damaged by
    the experience that they expressed almost love for their masters.. and
    contempt for black folks.. Just like folks do today.. it's interesting because
    it sets up a scenario where we basically descend from the defeated..
    from the compromised.. from those that survived.. and we have to shake
    many of them off.. in order to move forward... it's backward..
     
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    I too has this one
     
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