The Slave Narratives of TexasBook - 1997
Many defenders of slavery have maintained that the slaves in Texas were well-treated and happy, but as a former slave remarked, "Tisn't he who has stood and looked on, that can tell you what slavery is -- 'tis he who has endured." Here are the tales of those who have endured -- a collection of the voices of the ex-slaves themselves, recalling what their lives were like under slavery. Over one hundred former slaves describe their slavemasters, their work, runaway slaves, their recollections of the Civil War and, finally, the coming of freedom.
Publisher: Austin, Tex. :, State House Press,, 1997.
Branch Call Number: 306.3620922 SL
Characteristics: xlviii, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm