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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation
edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller

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    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Paperback, 432 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781620970287
    Imprint: The New Press
    Publisher: The New Press
    Parent Company: The New Press
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    Book Description:

    Revision of 1998 groundbreaking, bestselling history of slavery, with a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed

    Listen to the Introduction to this moving and important work.

    “As vital and necessary a historical document as anyone has ever produced in this country.” —The Boston Globe

    With the publication of the 1619 Project and the national reckoning over racial inequality, the story of slavery has gripped America’s imagination—and conscience—once again.

    No group of people better understood the power of slavery’s legacies than the last generation of American people who had lived as slaves. Little-known before the first publication of Remembering Slavery over two decades ago, their memories were recorded on paper, and in some cases on primitive recording devices, by WPA workers in the 1930s. A major publishing event, Remembering Slavery captured these extraordinary voices in a single volume for the first time, presenting them as an unprecedented, first-person history of slavery in America.

    Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature—nationwide reviews as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the book "chilling … and] riveting" (Publishers Weekly) and "something, truly, truly new" (The Village Voice).

    With a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, this new edition of Remembering Slavery is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand one of the most basic and essential chapters in our collective history.

    With the publication of the 1619 Project and the national reckoning over racial inequality, the story of slavery has gripped America’s imagination—and conscience—once again.

    No group of people better understood the power of slavery’s legacies than the last generation of American people who had lived as slaves. Little-known before the first publication of Remembering Slavery over two decades ago, their memories were recorded on paper, and in some cases on primitive recording devices, by WPA workers in the 1930s. A major publishing event, Remembering Slavery captured these extraordinary voices in a single volume for the first time, presenting them as an unprecedented, first-person history of slavery in America.

    Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature—nationwide reviews as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the book "chilling … and] riveting" (Publishers Weekly) and "something, truly, truly new" (The Village Voice).

    With a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, this new edition of Remembering Slavery is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand one of the most basic and essential chapters in our collective history.

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