Arkansas Slave Narratives

Arkansas Slave Narratives : A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves

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ARKANSAS SLAVE NARRATIVES: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. Volume II/Part I. "I was born in Chickashaw County, Mississippi. Ely Abbott and Maggie Abbott was our owners. They had three girls and two boys-Eddie and Johnny. We played together till I was grown. I loved em like if they was brothers. Papa and Mos Ely went to war together in a two-horse top buggy. They both come back when they got through. "There was eight of us children and none was sold, none give way. My parents name Peter and Mahaley Abbott. My father never was sold but my mother was sold into this Abbott family for a house girl. She cooked and washed and ironed. No'm, she wasn't a wet nurse, but she tended to Eddie and Johnny and me all alike. She whoop them when they needed, and Miss Maggie whoop me. That the way we grow'd up. Mos Ely was 'ceptionly good I recken. No'm, I never heard of him drinkin' whiskey. They made cider and 'simmon beer every year. "Grandpa was a soldier in the war. He fought in a battle. I don't know the battle. He wasn't hurt. He come home and told us how awful it was.show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 14.99mm | 594.2g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514650339
  • 9781514650332