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A 301.4493 SL Slave narratives / Alfred E. Menn, Travis County W.P.A. District No. 9, 1937

Object Type: Folder
In Folder: African Americans


Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves created by the W.P.A. As part of the New Deal National Writers Project in 1937, journalist Alfred Menn interviewed former slaves and transcribed their narratives, which produced a volume of over 300 pages. The narratives recount the lives of people, some very old at the time of their interviews, many of whom had toiled in the fields and worked as craftsmen or domestic servants. These copies were transcribed from original transcripts in the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.


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