Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century

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Slaves in chains, toiling on master's plantation. Beatings, bloodied whips. This is what many of us envision when we think of 19th century African Americans; source materials penned by those who suffered in bondage validate this picture. Yet slavery was not the only identity of 19th century African Americans. Whether they were freeborn, self-liberated, or born in the years after the Emancipation, African Americans had a rich cultural heritage all their own, a heritage largely subsumed in popular history and collective ...

Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century 2014, NewSouth Books, Montgomery

ISBN-13: 9781588382986

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