To Be A Slave

To Be A Slave

Book - 1998
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A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 1998, c1968.
Edition: 30th anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780141310015
Branch Call Number: J 306.3620973 Les
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Feelings, Tom


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robhoma Aug 23, 2014

To Be A Slave by Julius Lester is a short book using the words of slaves and former slaves to describe the life of human bondage.

The portrayal of slavery in To Be A Slave is accurate and may illuminate. Some of the extracts from Twelve years a Slave made me want to read the slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and that book turned out to be fantastic.

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