The Sounds of Slavery

The Sounds of Slavery

Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech

Book - 2005
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Houghton
Allowing us to eavesdrop on the past, The Sounds of Slavery is a fascinating, innovative, and accessible account of the aural dimension of slavery. Through vivid anecdotes and firsthand accounts, White and White expand our historical ear from the 1700s through the 1850s, showing how profoundly slaves shaped the American soundscape.

From the quotidian sounds of a plantation at dawn to the baying of hounds on the trail of runaways to whistling in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1850s, this book is the closest we'll ever get to imagining and re-creating the diverse sounds of slavery. Enhancing the experience with an 18-track CD compilation—with most of the tracks recorded in the 1930s—White and White enable us to hear a complex history that for too long has been silent.

Baker & Taylor
Collects songs, speeches, and sermons that provide a revealing window into the sufferings of slaves, as well as some of the most revealing of such documents from the 1700s through the 1850s.

Baker
& Taylor

Songs, speeches, and sermons provide a revealing window into the sufferings of slaves a century ago, and this groundbreaking work collects some of the most revealing of such documents from the 1700s through the 1850s.

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780807050262
0807050261
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 WHITE
Characteristics: xxii, 241 pages ; 24 cm + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: White, Graham J.

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