Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (Paperback)

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By Ira Berlin (Editor), Marc Favreau (Editor), Steven F. Miller (Editor)
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The groundbreaking, bestselling history of slavery, with a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed

"As vital and necessary a historical document as anyone has ever produced in this country." --The Boston Globe

With the publication of the 1619 Project and the national reckoning over racial inequality, the story of slavery has gripped America's imagination--and conscience--once again.

No group of people better understood the power of slavery's legacies than the last generation of American people who had lived as slaves. Little-known before the first publication of Remembering Slavery over two decades ago, their memories were recorded on paper, and in some cases on primitive recording devices, by WPA workers in the 1930s. A major publishing event, Remembering Slavery captured these extraordinary voices in a single volume for the first time, presenting them as an unprecedented, first-person history of slavery in America.

Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature--nationwide reviews as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the book "chilling . . . and] riveting" (Publishers Weekly) and "something, truly, truly new" (The Village Voice).

With a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, this new edition of Remembering Slavery is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand one of the most basic and essential chapters in our collective history.

With the publication of the 1619 Project and the national reckoning over racial inequality, the story of slavery has gripped America's imagination--and conscience--once again.

No group of people better understood the power of slavery's legacies than the last generation of American people who had lived as slaves. Little-known before the first publication of Remembering Slavery over two decades ago, their memories were recorded on paper, and in some cases on primitive recording devices, by WPA workers in the 1930s. A major publishing event, Remembering Slavery captured these extraordinary voices in a single volume for the first time, presenting them as an unprecedented, first-person history of slavery in America.

Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature--nationwide reviews as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the book "chilling . . . and] riveting" (Publishers Weekly) and "something, truly, truly new" (The Village Voice).

With a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, this new edition of Remembering Slavery is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand one of the most basic and essential chapters in our collective history.

About the Author


Marc Favreau is the editorial director of The New Press. He is the editor of A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Until his death in 2018, Ira Berlin was one of the preeminent historians of American slavery. He was the author of Many Thousands Gone, Generations of Captivity, and Slaves Without Masters. He co-edited Families and Freedom (with Leslie S. Rowland) and Slavery in New York (with Leslie M. Harris). His books have won the Frederick Douglass Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, among many other awards. Steven F. Miller is a co-editor of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project and a co-editor (with Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland) of Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781620970287
ISBN-10: 1620970287
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 416
Language: English