Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 283 pages of information about Slave Narratives.
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Title:  Slave Narratives:  A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves:  Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 21
SLAVE NARRATIVES1
WASHINGTON 19411
ARKANSAS NARRATIVES1
PART 21
INFORMANTS1
ILLUSTRATIONS2
Slave Times12
Ku Klux Klan13
Signs of the War22
Mean Masters22
How Freedom Came23
Buried Treasure and a Runaway23
Plenty to Eat24
Marriages Since Freedom24
Occupation24
INTERVIEWER’S COMMENT25
Age25
Family26
Work26
Soldiers26
Slave Sales26
Whippings27
Food27
Health27
Present Condition28
Interviewer’s Comment28
Musical Instrument39
Personal History of Informant40
Food43
House44
Breeding44
Freedom Comes44
Right after Freedom44
Patrollers, Ku Klux, and Reconstruction44
Voters and Officeholders44
Life Since Emancipation44
Occupational Experiences44
Interviewer’s Comment45
Interviewer’s Comment46
Superstitions55
Ku Klux70
Story81
Kind Masters83
Attitude of Slaves Toward Father83
Thirty Acres—­not Forty83
Slave Work83
Boyhood Experiences84
Food, Houses, Clothes84
Patrollers84
How Freedom Came84
Schooling85
Occupational Experiences85
Ku Klux Klan86
Powell Clayton86
A Broken Thumb in a Political Fight86
Domestic Life86
Opinions87
Interviewer’s Comment88
Work88
Family88
Schooling89
How Freedom Came89
Whipping89
Patrollers89
Rations89
Slave Wages90
Life Since Slavery90
Opinions90
Interviewer’s Comment90
Slave Houses91
Relatives91
How Freedom Came91
Right After the War92
Patrollers92
Ku Klux Klan92
Recollections Relating to Parents92
NOTE: 97
Interviewer’s Comment107
Houses108
Food108
Feeding the Children109
War Memories109
Right After the War111
Schooling111
How Freedom Came111
Occupation111
Interviewer’s Comment112
Interviewer’s Comment112
As told by:  John Elliott112
Freedom128
Brutal Beating129
Family130
How Freedom Came130
Occupation130
Ku Klux131
Opinions131
Voting131
Slave Houses131
Marriages131
Memories of Work on Plantation132
Soldiers132
Dances After Freedom132
Birth, Family, and Master137
House137
Furniture138
War Memories138
Right After the War138
Life Since the War138
Cured by Prayer138
Interviewer’s Comment141
Houses155
Patrollers155
How Freedom Came155
Schooling155
Occupation155
Opinions155
NOTE: 160
Story by Aunt Mittie Freeman162
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