Born in slavery [electronic resource] : slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 / Manuscript Division, Library of Congress and Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
- Additional Titles:
- Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
- [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, [date of publication not identified]
- Additional Creators:
- Federal Writers' Project
Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
- An introduction to the WPA slave narratives / by Norman R. Yetman -- Voices and faces from the collection -- About the collection -- Related resources -- A note on the language of the narratives.
- Presents more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. Provides links from individual photographs to the corresponding narratives. Collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the narratives were assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume work entitled Slave narratives: a folk history of slavery in the United States, from interviews with former slaves.
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Began in 2001?
- Slaves—United States—Interviews
- Slaves—United States—Pictorial works
- Slaves—United States—Social conditions—Sources
- Freedmen—United States—Interviews
- African Americans—Interviews
- Slaves' writings, American—Computer network resources
- African Americans—History—Computer network resources
- African Americans—Biography—Computer network resources
- Slavery—United States—Personal narratives—Computer network resources
- United States—Biography
- Related Titles:
- Slave narratives
- Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 17, 2003).
Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
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