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The Resource African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories, Alan Govenar

African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories, Alan Govenar

Label
African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories
Title
African American frontiers
Title remainder
slave narratives and oral histories
Statement of responsibility
Alan Govenar
Title variation
Slave narratives and oral histories
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A collection of diverse first-person accounts of individual African Americans, from the publication of the first slave narrative in 1703 to 1948 when President Truman integrated the Armed Forces
  • "The hard road from slavery to citizenship passed through many frontiers. A new collection of writings now offers an overview of and insights into African American frontiers, from the publication of the first slave narrative in 1703, to 1948 when President Truman integrated the armed forces. The book is an invaluable historical resource that brings together diverse first-person accounts of individual African Americans through slave narratives and oral histories, including the stories of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped the South by express mailing himself to Philadelphia in a wooden crate; Herb Jeffries, who introduced the black cowboy in Westerns; and Eunice Jackson, whose funeral home was destroyed in the Tulsa race riot of 1921. Such little-known stories, most of them previously unpublished, resonate with the determination, forbearance, moral strength, and imagination of the tellers and give readers an opportunity to see the world as it once was, as told by the men and women who lived in it."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Govenar, Alan B.
Dewey number
  • B
  • 973/.0496073/00922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.G68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • African American pioneers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Oral history
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Blues
  • Overlevering
  • Verhalen
  • Slavernij
  • Negers
  • Esclaves
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Histoire orale
  • Écrits d'esclaves
Label
African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories, Alan Govenar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-538) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slave Narratives -- WPA Slave Narratives -- Oral Histories
Control code
45008438
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xlvii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780874368673
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45008438
Label
African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories, Alan Govenar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-538) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slave Narratives -- WPA Slave Narratives -- Oral Histories
Control code
45008438
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xlvii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780874368673
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45008438

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