Monday, October 1, 2007

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation

by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller (editors)
(with MP3 Audio CD)

From the critics:
Two projects begun independently and presented together here provide chilling witness to slavery's persistent legacies. Transcripts of 124 former slaves interviewed in the 1920s and 1930s are accompanied by recently restored recorded interviews that have languished in the Library of Congress since 1941.

Historian Berlin, founding director of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland, is a master of allowing the natural drama of history to unfold. The tapes particularly are riveting perhaps especially for those seeking their roots in Southern slavery. - Publishers Weekly