Slave Narratives

Slave Narratives

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Excerpt: ...happenin', an' if a big owl hollered, we wasn't 'lowed to say one word. "Fire was 'bout de hardes' thing fer us to keep. Dere wa'nt no matches in dem days, an' we toted fire frum one plantation to 'nother when hit burned out. We put live coals in pans or buckets an' toted it home. "Sometimes we put heavy waddin' in a old gun an' shot hit out into a brush heap an' then blowed the sparks' til de fire blazed. Ever'body had flint rocks too, but few niggers could work 'em an' de ones dat could allus had dat job to do. "My gran'mammy come frum South Ca'lina an' libed fust at New Augusta, Mississippi. She used to pick big Catawba leaves an' roll her dough in 'em an' bake hit in a log heap, pilin' ashes over hit. Some called hit ash cakes an' hit sho' was good. Nothin' lak hit dese days
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Product details

  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236712412
  • 9781236712417