By Yuval Taylor
Ten slaves—all below the age of 19—tell tales of enslavement, brutality, and goals of freedom during this assortment culled from full-length autobiographies. those bills, chosen to assist young ones relate to the bad studies of slaves their very own age residing within the not-so-distant prior, contain tales of younger slaves torn from their moms and households, being affected by hunger, and being whipped and tortured. yet those should not all stories of deprivation and violence; little ones will relate to money owed of slaves hard authority, taking part in video games, telling jokes, and falling in love. those tales disguise the variety of the slave event, from the passage in slave ships around the Atlantic—and everyday life as a slave either on huge plantations and in small-city dwellings—to escaping slavery and battling within the Civil struggle. The writings of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, and different lesser-known...
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They told me because they lived so very far off. I then asked where were their women? had they any like themselves? ’ they answered, because they were left behind. I asked how the vessel could go? they told me they could not tell; but that there were cloths put upon the masts by the help of the ropes I saw, and then the vessel went on; and the white men had some spell or magic they put in the water when they liked in order to stop the vessel. I was exceedingly amazed at this account, and really thought they were spirits.
Other readers remarked on the narratives’ romantic nature. Senator Charles Sumner called the fugitive slaves “among the heroes of our age. Romance has no storms of more thrilling interest than theirs. ” Part trickster, part pilgrim, the fugitive slave—wandering the wilderness and defying death on a quasi-religious quest for freedom—proved to be the ideal American hero. And his narrative was just what readers were thirsting for. In the first half of the twentieth century, slave narratives fell out of print and, because they were products of African American consciousness, were largely ignored by American historians.
I was a few weeks weeding grass, and gathering stones in a plantation; and at last all my companions were distributed different ways, and only myself was left. I was now exceedingly miserable, and thought myself worse off than any of the rest of my companions; for they could talk to each other, but I had no person to speak to that I could understand. In this state I was constantly grieving and pining, and wishing for death rather than any thing else. While I was in this plantation the gentleman, to whom I suppose the estate belonged, being unwell, I was one day sent for to his dwelling house to fan him; when I came into the room where he was I was very much affrighted at some things I saw, and the more so as I had seen a black woman slave as I came through the house, who was cooking the dinner, and the poor creature was cruelly loaded with various kinds of iron machines; she had one particularly on her head, which locked her mouth so fast that she could scarcely speak; and could not eat nor drink.