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To Be A Slave

Lester, Julius

(Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
To Be A Slave
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A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2000
ISBN: 0141310014
9780141310015
Branch Call Number: J 326.09 L
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Feelings, Tom Illustrator

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Aug 23, 2014
  • robhoma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

To Be A Slave by Julius Lester is a short book using the words of slaves and former slaves to describe the life of human bondage.

The portrayal of slavery in To Be A Slave is accurate and may illuminate. Some of the extracts from Twelve years a Slave made me want to read the slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and that book turned out to be fantastic.

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