In Reply to: Re: Slave Narratives [This message has been deleted] posted by Deanna Gagnon on October 22, 2000 at 19:21:20:
I also read the slave narratives and found them compelling. It is difficult to understand how these men and women were able to continue their lives after being freed. Their whole knowledge of the world had changed. All they had known was their master's rule. A few of the slaves even looked back on their enslavement with comforting memories. Charity Anderson, a former slave concluded her interview with, "But honey, de good ol' days is don' gone forebber. Bless you when we lib at Johnson's Landing on der river, folks would come dere to catch de steamboats, and we neber knowed how many . . ." Although some of the slaves abhorred their enslavement, I was shocked to read passages such as this one.
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