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Sights & Sounds of Slavery U.S. History to 1877 By Carol Almarez Click on this link to listen to Paul Robeson sing “Go Down MosesClick on this link to listen to Paul Robeson sing “Go Down Moses”,then minimize the webpage
Primary & Secondary Sources in History Primary –Direct or firsthand –Examples: Bill of sale Letters Diaries Oral histories Photographs REMEMBER: Some of these sources can be biased Secondary –Derived from something original or primary –Examples Textbook TV documentary Recent Magazine articles Recent Newspaper articles Encyclopedias
Abolitionists What is an abolitionist? What did they think of slavery? –Morally wrong –Cruel and inhumane –Violates the principles of democracy
Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of he man who wishes to take the good of it by being a slave himself -Abraham Lincoln No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck - Frederick Douglass The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery - Frederick Douglass
Slave Narratives Narrative: to tell in detail, in this case to tell about part of a person’s life Interviews with people who had been slaves before and during the American Civil War Done from 1935-1938 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration)—audio tapes now in the Library of Congress
Written Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Words of Fountain Hughes, Former Slave Born 1848 Interviewed by Hermond Norwood, Baltimore, Maryland, June 11, 1949 My name is Fountain Hughes. I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. My grandfather belong to Thomas Jefferson.
Life as a Slave: Fountain Hughes (continued) We had no home, you know. We was jus' turned out like a lot of cattle. You know how they turn cattle out in a pasture? Well after freedom, you know, colored people didn' have nothing. Didn' allow you to look at no book. An' there was some free-born colored people, why they had a little education, but there was very few of them, where we was. Now I couldn' go from here across the street, or I couldn' go through nobody's house out I have a note, or something from my master. An' if I had that pass, that was what we call a pass, if I had that pass, I could go wherever he sent me.
Slave Children An' my father was dead, an' my mother was living, but she had three, four other little children, an' she had to put them all to work for to help take care of the others.
They'd have a regular, have a sale every month, you know, at the court house. An' then they'd sell you, an' get two hundred dollar, hundred dollar, five hundred dollar Advertisement for sale of human beings
Assignment Task 1: –Using what you heard in the slave narratives, and in the remainder of this presentation, list three examples that support the abolitionists’ view of slavery. Task 2: –Picture yourself as a slave before the Civil War –Write a paragraph describing the three things you would like LEAST about being a slave, and explain why –Use full sentences and correct spelling and punctuation
Webliography 1.Fort, B. (1998). American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology, Online,11/22/04. University of Virginia. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/hughes1.htmlhttp://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/hughes1.html 2.(n.d.) Go Down, Moses (Traditional). (Online), 12/1/04. Authentic History Center. http://www.authentichistory.com/antebellum/spirituals/AA_Spiritual_Go_Down_Moses.html 3.Handler, J. & Tuite. M. (n.d.) The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (Online), 11/26/04. University of Virginia. http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/ 4.Library of Congress. (n.d.) Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project. (Online), 11/23/04. American Memory. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.htmlhttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html 5.Life of a Plantation Slave video clip.(Online) 11/25/04. http://www.unitedstreaming.com http://www.unitedstreaming.com 6.(2002) Types of Primary Sources. (Online), 11/25/04. Library of Congress Learning Page. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/lessons/psources/types.html