Bullwhip Days

The Slaves Remember: An Oral History
Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: History, American
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In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing an unflinching portrait of the world of government-sanctioned slavery of Africans in America. Here are 29 full narrations, as well as nine sections of excerpts related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range of conditions of human bondage, and provide sobering insight into the roots of racism in today's society.

©1988 James Mellon. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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this book is a must-read very informative the performance makes you feel like you're sitting there during the interview yourself very lifelike

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Sad stories from our ancestors

The narrators were awesome, but it is sad that we still have black peoples with the same mentality today.

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Every young and old, people of color, need to read or listen to Bullwhip Days. Most Blacks today would like to forget about the slavery days and move on. They want to forget about how they came into religion and that today they are still praying to the same god that oppressed them. They want to forget about the scraps they were giving to eat and today they call it soul food. Generation after generation we continued to eat our soul food which lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. This book I would recommend to everyone. Each century, I most say we get smarter and start questioning everything we’re told.