The House of Bondage, Or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves

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Oxford University Press, 1988 - Social Science - 161 pages
Setting out to correct the inadequacies of many written accounts of slavery, teacher and social activist Octavia Albert added her own incisive commentary to the personal narratives of former slaves. Her early interviews, like many antebellum slave narratives, depict cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labour. Seeing herself as a public advocate for social change, Albert called for every Christian's personal acceptance of responsibility for slavery's legacies and lessons. As well as its historical value, the book has many merits as a work of literature, using dialogue and experiments with dialect, and incorporating songs and poems in the text.
 

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Contents

SALLIE SMITHS STORY
86
CHAPTER XIII
94
CHAPTER XIV
101
CHAPTER XV
109
UNCLE CEPHASS STORY
119
CHAPTER XVII
129
NEGRO GOVERNMENT
138
CHAPTER XIX
148
CHAPTER XX
156
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Frances Smith Foster is at San Diego State University.

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