qI never talk to nobody 'bout thisq was the response of one aged African American when asked by a Works Project Administration field worker to share memories of his life in slavery and after emancipation. He and other ex-slaves were uncomfortable with the memories of a time when black and white lives were interwoven through human bondage. Yet the WPA field workers overcame the old people's reticence, and American West scholars T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker have collected all the known WPA Oklahoma qslave narrativesq in this volume for the first time - including fourteen never published before. Their careful editorial notes detail what is known about the interviewers and the process of preparing the narratives.Yet the WPA field workers overcame the old peoplea#39;s reticence, and American West scholars T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker have collected all the known WPA Oklahoma aquot;slave narrativesaquot; in this volume for the first time - including ...
|Title||:||The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives|
|Author||:||T. Lindsay Baker, Julie Philips Baker|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 1996|