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Book Details: 176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications
Remarkable stories of courage and perseverance
For students of literature, history, and Afro-American studies
Voices from Slavery is one of Dover's top sellers
A compelling, authentic picture of women in slavery
This compilation assembles the moving testimony of five black women's tribulations in captivity. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, and the prevalent themes of the time, the voices comprising this collection are authentic evocations of hardship, frustration, and hope, giving readers an unflinching account of the black experience in slavery.
Republication of the Boston, 1909 edition.
176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications
The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope -- from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual awakening of "Old Elizabeth," and Mattie Jackson's record of personal achievements, to the memoirs of Kate Drumgoold and Annie L. Burton.
A compelling, authentic portrayal of women held as slaves in the antebellum South, these remarkable stories of courage and perseverance will be required reading for students of literature, history, and African-American studies.