Strategies for survival : recollections of bondage in Antebellum Virginia /

Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews -- conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA interviewers -- are considered among the most valuable of the WPA interviews because in Virginia the interviewers were almost all African Am...

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Main Author: Dusinberre, William, 1930-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Series:Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. I. Alleviations
  • Good mistresses and masters
  • Mixed-race ancestry and long-term relationships
  • Cities and industry
  • pt. II. Offenses
  • Family disruption
  • Physical abuse
  • Regimentation
  • Contempt
  • Deprivation
  • pt. III. Responses
  • Religion
  • Dissidence
  • Families
  • The Black community
  • Self-development
  • pt. IV. Retrospect
  • Oppression and self-determination.