Faculty Research at Morehead State University


More African Americans Speak: The New Mother Lode

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Fall 1993


What would students of the African-American experience give for "new" ac-counts by ex-slaves recounting slave marriages on a scale that matches the massive slave narratives? What would these narratives be worth to the scholar if many of them were written a half century before those classic 1930s accounts? That is, our universe of accounts would be expanded beyond those who were, in the main, young in the 1850s and who were aged when they spoke to predominantly white informants during the depression decade.