Slavery Time When I Was Chillun down on Marster’s Plantation



Recollections of slavery by those who lived it, recorded in interviews by the Federal Writers’ Project.
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  • xviii + 169 pages
  • 9 illustrations


Eighty years ago the last surviving Georgia slaves, living witnesses to plantation life, were growing old. This was the last opportunity to learn of the heartbreaking details and emotions of slavery from people who actually lived it. Interviewers from the Federal Writers’ Project were dispatched to record these unique experiences. This collection of recollections portrays slavery not as an inflexible system of law and economics, but as a human situation where masters and slaves quite often had to get along together because they were ultimately dependent on each other. The book is illustrated with late-nineteenth-century photographs which evoke Southern plantation life.

Slavery Time When I Was Chillun Down On Marster’s Plantation, interviews with Georgia slaves, Federal Writers’ Project, Ronald Killion, Charles Waller, autobiography, history, Georgia history, Southern history, African-American history, interviews, Southern social history, American social history, former slaves, slaves, slave life, plantation life, slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, The South, Georgia, abolitionists, racism, sociology, black studies, slave narratives, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Down South, slavery time


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