Friday, 6 November 2015

Blog Task for meeting in Week 8 (10 November)

Find, post and analyse an example of a slave narrative taken from the 1930s Federal Writers Project Analyse the account and quote the experiences you consider most important

Interesting links:

Interview with Charlie Smith, whom claimed he was 130 years old when this interview took place. Note the disclaimer underneath the audio player.
Helpful resource - Bear in mind that the Understanding Slavery Initiative (USI) is funded by the Dept. of Culture Media and Sport and the Dept. of Education i.e. by the British government.
'The Zong Case', 1783: 'When the case was heard before Chief Lord Justice Mansfield, eminent counsel, notably the solicitor general John Lee argued vigorously that the killings were not a matter of murder or morality but solely involved a question of property and insurance'...
The CRISIS Magazine - official publication of the NAACP. Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois.
'Documenting the American South' collection of North American slave narratives (do NOT use this collection for the task, use the collection given by Alsadair - Federal Writers Project).
David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World (1829-30)
David Walker Memorial Project
Slave Narratives assembled by the FWP

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