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Voices from the Days of Slavery by Library of Congress

The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement.

African American History: Slavery

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Slave Narratives, Slave Life, Slave Culture, Contraband, Military, Slavery, Family, Freedom, Songs, Music, Games, Churches, Religion, Education, Food, Civil War, Children, Cotton, Fugitives, Literacy, Arts, Plantations, Race, Transatlantic Slave Trade, Atlantic Slave Trade, Spirituals, Women

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