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The Resource Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery, edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Jerrold Hirsch

Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery, edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Jerrold Hirsch

Label
Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery
Title
Lay my burden down
Title remainder
a folk history of slavery
Statement of responsibility
edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Jerrold Hirsch
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Related
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UOK
Dewey number
398.2/08996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1901-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Botkin, Benjamin Albert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Folklore
Label
Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery, edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Jerrold Hirsch
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820310305.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Brown thrasher books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the 1930's, the last decade when many men and women who were born under slavery and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.still lived, the New Deal's Federal Writing Project made an extraordinary and important decision. It sent interviewers to ask these African-American survivors : What does it mean to be free? Even more, how does it feel? "Does I remember much 'bout slavery times? Well, there is no way for me to disremember unless I die." B.A. Botkin compiled nearly three hundred of these narratives to create a rich, unvarnished portrait of lives lived half slave, half free. In it, people who experienced the seasonal rhythms of plantation life . . .who were eyewitnesses to Lincoln, Douglas, and Tubman . . .who had their conciousness shaped by bondage . . .and who felt the anguish of the lash have their memories brought to life again. Their voices reach out across the decades and teach us what they know -- our history and our legacy in their telling of an indelible truth
Control code
ocm19265304
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xl, 297 p., [17] p. of plates
Isbn
9780820310305
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89036238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820310305
  • (OCoLC)19265304
Label
Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery, edited by B.A. Botkin ; foreword by Jerrold Hirsch
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820310305.pdf
Publication
Note
"Brown thrasher books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the 1930's, the last decade when many men and women who were born under slavery and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.still lived, the New Deal's Federal Writing Project made an extraordinary and important decision. It sent interviewers to ask these African-American survivors : What does it mean to be free? Even more, how does it feel? "Does I remember much 'bout slavery times? Well, there is no way for me to disremember unless I die." B.A. Botkin compiled nearly three hundred of these narratives to create a rich, unvarnished portrait of lives lived half slave, half free. In it, people who experienced the seasonal rhythms of plantation life . . .who were eyewitnesses to Lincoln, Douglas, and Tubman . . .who had their conciousness shaped by bondage . . .and who felt the anguish of the lash have their memories brought to life again. Their voices reach out across the decades and teach us what they know -- our history and our legacy in their telling of an indelible truth
Control code
ocm19265304
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xl, 297 p., [17] p. of plates
Isbn
9780820310305
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89036238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820310305
  • (OCoLC)19265304

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