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Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War.

Since the Great Depression, when the Works Progress Administration temporarily employed struggling writers to compile the memories of exslaves, there has been no shortage of testimony from this historical period. But Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War introduces fresh documents from former slaves, giving the experience a jarring immediacy.

The fourth volume in a Freedmen and Southern Society Project series, Free at Last distills the previous volumes and reprises telling documents. The authors do a remarkable job of providing an informative--and often chilling--portrait of a terrible time in our nation's history.
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Author:Boyd, Herb
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 1993
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