To Be A Slave

Lester, Julius (Book - 1968)
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To Be A Slave
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Authors: Lester, Julius
Statement of Responsibility: Illustrated by Tom Feelings
Title: To be a slave
Publisher: New York, Dial Press [c1968]
Characteristics: 160 p. illus. 22 cm.
Notes: 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
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 159-160
Local Note: African-American author
Subject Headings: Slaves United States Social conditions Slaves United States Biography Slave trade
Topical Term: Slaves
Slave trade
Black author
Local Subject Heading: Black author
Additional Contributors: Feelings, Tom
LCCN: 68028738
Branch Call Number: J 326 L
Research Call Number: Sc 326.973-L (Lester, J. To be a slave)
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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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