When I Was a Slave

Author: Norman R. Yetman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486111391
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Literary Collections

DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Author: Christine Rudisel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486780610
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: History

Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

Slave Culture A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project 3 volumes

Author: Spencer R. Crew
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440800870
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Social Science

For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine—and understand—specific aspects of slave life and culture. • Provides topically arranged access to views expressed in the slave narratives, something never done before • Offers students both contextual analysis and primary source material so they can draw their own conclusions about various aspects of slavery • Creates a personalized understanding of the challenges that accompanied enslavement • Allows various populations, such as previously enslaved women, to speak bluntly about the particular difficulties they faced under slavery

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492967082
Release Date: 2014-02-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Solomon Northup lebte als freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana verkauft wurde. Zwölf Jahre erlitt er grausamste Gefangenschaft, bevor er seine Freiheit zurückgewann und zu seiner Familie heimkehrte. Seine Memoiren von 1853 sind nicht nur wertvolles historisches Testament, sondern auch berührendes Zeugnis eines mutigen und unnachgiebigen Mannes. John Ridleys Drehbuch basiert auf seinem wahren Bericht.

Library Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082964944
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

A Narrative of Events

Author: James Williams
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486789637
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: History

This 1837 memoir proved an effective tool for abolitionists. One of the few autobiographies by a Caribbean slave, it recounts the horrors of the apprenticeship system that replaced the British slave trade.

ber das Dirigieren

Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843048590
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Music

Richard Wagner: Über das Dirigieren Entstanden 1869. Hier nach: Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Schriften und Dichtungen. Band 8, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, o.J. [1911]. Die Eigentümlichkeit der Orthographie wurde bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe beibehalten. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: 1813 in Leipzig als das neunte Kind eines Polizisten geboren, wird Richard Wagner zu einer die Musik beherrschenden Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein bewegtes Leben lässt ihn vor politischer Verfolgung wie auch vor seinen Gläubigern in zahlreichen Orten Zuflucht suchen. Nach Stationen u.a. in Königsberg, Riga, London, Paris, und in der Schweiz kommt Wagner schließlich in Bayreuth an, das bis heute untrennbar mit seinem Namen verbunden ist. Seine finanziellen Schwierigkeiten hat der selbstbewußte Mann von kleinem Wuchs als »lächerliche Schulden« empfunden, denen erheblich größere »Aktiva« gegenüberstünden. Und in der Tat ist seine Wirkungsmacht auf die ihm nachfolgende Musik wohl einzigartig. Zu einer umstrittenen Figur ist Richard Wagner wegen seiner Auslegbarkeit im Sinne des Nationalsozialismus geworden, der er maßgeblich durch seine antisemitische Schrift »Das Judenthum in der Musik« Vorschub geleistet hat.

The Delectable Negro

Author: Vincent Woodard
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479849260
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Genre: History

Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

Jugend Gaspar Ruiz

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783861998099
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Joseph Conrad: Jugend / Gaspar Ruiz. Zwei Erzählungen Jugend: Youth. Entstanden 1898. Erstdruck September 1898 in »Blackwood's Magazine«. Gaspar Ruiz: Gaspar Ruiz. Entstanden 1904-1905. Erstdruck 1906 in »The Strand Magazine«. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jean-Francois Millet, Portrait eines Marineoffiziers, um 1850. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Women s Slave Narratives

Author: Annie L. Burton
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: UVA:X030104331
Release Date: 2006-01-04
Genre: Social Science

The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope — from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual awakening of "Old Elizabeth," and Mattie Jackson's record of personal achievements, to the memoirs of Kate Drumgoold and Annie L. Burton. A compelling, authentic portrayal of women held as slaves in the antebellum South, these remarkable stories of courage and perseverance will be required reading for students of literature, history, and African-American studies.

Die bekannte Welt

Author: Edward P. Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423135360
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Henry Townsend hat es geschafft: Über 30 Sklaven bewirtschaften seine Plantage. Er selbst trägt ihre Hautfarbe und teilte ihr Los, bis er freigekauft wurde. Die ungewöhnliche, aber historisch verbürgte Geschichte eines farbigen Sklavenhalters aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts erzählt Jones mit sprachlicher Intensität.