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African American Voices - rev edition

African American Voices (ISBN10: 1881089886; ISBN13: 9781881089889)
ISBN13: 978-1881089889
ISBN10: 1881089886

Summary: African American Voices begins long ago in distant Africa and proceeds to the horrors of the Middle Passage. Firsthand accounts tell of the auction block and the ripping apart of families. Slavery could mean humiliation, punishment, and rape. In defiance slaves could turn to flight or rebellion, or to the subtler resistance of religion and the artistry of spirituals. All of these experiences are recounted by slaves or eyewitnesses in Steven Mintz's Afri
can American Voices. This anthology of primary sources ends with emancipation: an end to official slavery, a beginning of more elaborately contrived forms of injustice.
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Summary: African American Voices begins long ago in distant Africa and proceeds to the horrors of the Middle Passage. Firsthand accounts tell of the auction block and the ripping apart of families. Slavery could mean humiliation, punishment, and rape. In defiance slaves could turn to flight or rebellion, or to the subtler resistance of religion and the artistry of spirituals. All of these experiences are recounted by slaves or eyewitnesses in Steven Mintz's African American Voices. This anthology of primary sources ends with emancipation: an end to official slavery, a beginning of more elaborately contrived forms of injustice. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: REV 96
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Publisher: Brandywine Press
Year Published: 1996
International: No

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