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The Resource The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives, edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker

The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives, edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker

Label
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives
Title
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives
Statement of responsibility
edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker
Title variation
Oklahoma slave narratives
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'I never talk to nobody 'bout this' 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 "slave narratives" 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." "The interviews were made in the late 1930s in Oklahoma. Although many African Americans had relocated there after emancipation in 1865, some interviewees had been slaves of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, or Creeks in the Indian Territory. Their narratives constitute important primary sources on the foodways, agricultural practices, and home life of Oklahoma Indians." "This definitive, indexed edition will be an important resource for Oklahoma and Southwest historians as well as those interested in the history of African Americans, slavery, and Oklahoma's Five Tribes. For those studying the generation of African American men and women who over a century ago initiated black life in Oklahoma, the slave narratives are a major source of collective memory."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.5/67/092273
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.W82 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baker, T. Lindsay
  • Baker, Julie P.
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Oklahoma
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States, Oklahoma
  • United States, Oklahoma
  • United States, Oklahoma
Label
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives, edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-518) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32348415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 543 pages
Isbn
9780806127927
Lccn
95016222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32348415
  • (OCoLC)32348415
Label
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives, edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-518) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32348415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 543 pages
Isbn
9780806127927
Lccn
95016222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32348415
  • (OCoLC)32348415

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