Charlottesville, Va: University Press of Virginia, 1976. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good / Very good. Item #17231
Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project (WPA) of the 1930s, this collection of interviews with former Virginia slaves provide a realistic window into the life of the enslaved in the antebellum American South. The transcripts are written from the original recordings, unchanged and unedited, in order to provide the most authentic voice and experience of the ex-slaves. Whenever possible, each narrative provides the demographics, date of the interview, and photograph of the individual.
Brown cloth over boards. Square tight binding. Clean interior save for previous owner signature to front end paper and sporadic marginal notes in pencil scattered throughout the book. Dust jacket with mild edge wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.
Phenomenal history of southern slave to include in any American history collection.